[rspec-users] exemplary way to show a list is sorted?

Phlip phlip2005 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 18:48:41 EST 2009


I'm asserting that a list should be sorted by affinity. The following
code is good enough for government work, but is there some more clever
way to show that each element is equal or less than the previous

  it 'should rank posts by affinity' do
    list = @map.sort_frobs_by_affinity

    list[1].affinity.should >= list[1].affinity
    list[2].affinity.should >= list[2].affinity
    list[3].affinity.should >= list[3].affinity
    list[4].affinity.should >= list[4].affinity

Notice I could just write...

  list.map(&:affinity) == list.map(&:affinity)

...but it seems that the point of BDD is to make the business logic
obvious, not obscured in programming details, right?

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