Class: BasicObject

Defined in:
lib/rspec/expectations/syntax.rb

Overview

The legacy :should syntax adds the following methods directly to BasicObject so that they are available off of any object. Note, however, that this syntax does not always play nice with delegate/proxy objects. We recommend you use the non-monkeypatching :expect syntax instead.

Instance Method Summary (collapse)

Instance Method Details

- (Boolean) should

Note:

This is only available when you have enabled the :should syntax.

Passes if matcher returns true. Available on every Object.

Examples:

actual.should eq expected
actual.should match /expression/

Parameters:

  • matcher (Matcher)
  • message (String)

    optional message to display when the expectation fails

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    true if the expectation succeeds (else raises)

See Also:



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- (Boolean) should_not

Note:

This is only available when you have enabled the :should syntax.

Passes if matcher returns false. Available on every Object.

Examples:

actual.should_not eq expected

Parameters:

  • matcher (Matcher)
  • message (String)

    optional message to display when the expectation fails

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    false if the negative expectation succeeds (else raises)

See Also:



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