[rspec-users] Someone please name this matcher for me

Zach Dennis zach.dennis at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 14:15:05 EDT 2008


On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Pat Maddox <pergesu at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've had a matcher in my head for a couple months, that I frequently
> want but never get around to writing because I can't think of the name
> for it.  Here's how it would look
>
> [1, 2, 3, 4, 1].should ... [1, 3, 1, 4, 2]
>
> I have a couple ideas for names, but I'll hold off on them so I don't
> influence anyone's opinion.
>
> btw, I realize that .sort works in this case.  But that's slightly
> less clear than I'd like, and it doesn't work for non-Comparable
> objects (like activerecords).

  [1, 2, 3, 4, 1].should consist_of([1, 3, 1, 4, 2])

Since consist means "to be composed or made up of", which matches the usage.

To me it reads like, this thing should be made up of these other things.

WDYT?

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Zach Dennis
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