[rspec-users] eql not matching identical hashes unless they actually are the same object

Maurício Linhares mauricio.linhares at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 06:07:46 EST 2009


"eql?" matches object references, you should use "==" to match equality.

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Maurício Linhares
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On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Leandro Pedroni <ilpoldo at gmail.com> wrote:
> rspec 1.1.11 and it's rails sidekick.
>
> After writing a few specs for an object I created that inherits form
> an Hash I noticed that eql wasn't matching hashes that where actually
> matching (I'm pretty sure it worked fine before):
>
>  {:foo => 0, :bar => 1}.should eql({:foo => 0, :bar => 1})
>  # => expected {:foo=>0, :bar=>1}, got {:foo=>0, :bar=>1}
> (using .eql?)
>
>  h={:foo => 0, :bar => 1}
>  h.should eql(h)
>  # => pass
>
> by the way == still works:
>  ({:foo => 0, :bar => 1} == {:foo => 0, :bar => 1}).should
>  # => Still passes
>
> It works ok with everything else...
> I obviously did something wrong. Any clue? Where should I look?
>
> Cheers
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