[rspec-users] Can I do foo.should (be_nil || be_empty) in rspec
dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 14:26:35 EST 2008
On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Ashley Moran
<ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk> wrote:
> On Nov 04, 2008, at 5:07 pm, David Chelimsky wrote:
>> FYI - if you REALLY want to match against either, it's pretty easy to
>> do w/ simple matcher:
>> def be_nil_or_empty
>> simple_matcher "nil? or empty? to return true" do |actual|
>> actual.nil? || actual.empty?
> Wow, I completely forgot about simple_matcher. That REALLY deserves a more
> prominent place in the docs! It's a great feature.
> Would be really cool if you could do it like this though:
> simple_matcher :be_nil_or_empty, "nil? or empty? to return true" do
> actual.nil? || actual.empty?
> and have it call define_method for you.
> That's one I could hopefully do myself in time, after I've got a few
> Merb/DataMapper jobs out of the way.
> WYDAT? Worth filing a ticket for?
If you can do it w/o breaking existing behaviour, sure.
Alternatively, you could add a new method:
or something like that.
Either way, it would be totally worth it.
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