[rspec-users] Can I do foo.should (be_nil || be_empty) in rspec

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 10:29:40 EST 2008

"Andrew Premdas" <apremdas at gmail.com> writes:

> General case I'm thinking about is just testing that something should be one thing or another
>    e.g x.should be(foo || bar)
> Haven't got a specific example at the moment apart from the blank one.  What I'm thinking about is the syntax to say this in a spec, as I
> think there must be lots of times when having this sort of syntax would be useful.


This is a case where a custom matcher would be hiding a concept that
belongs directly in your code.  If you really don't care about the
difference between empty and nil, you should create a method - such as
#blank? - that handles that for you.


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