[rspec-users] Can I do foo.should (be_nil || be_empty) in rspec
ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Tue Nov 4 06:23:03 EST 2008
On 4 Nov 2008, at 11:10, Andrew Premdas wrote:
> Is there any way to do
> foo.should (be_nil || be_empty)
> in rspec.
That won't do what you want it to, at first glance it will always
match with be_nil. You could write a custom matcher
(be_nil_or_empty), but I suspect that's not the real answer here.
Why do you want to do this? What is the distinction between nil and
empty in your app? I suspect this is a data modelling issue rather
than a spec issue. (Be very wary as soon as you see conditionals in
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