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Ruby Ruby Foundations Testing MiniTest

Antoine Boillot
Antoine Boillot
10,466 Points

Why is the assert_match method considered as 2 assertions ?

Hi all,

I was running some tests in Ruby and I noticed that the snippet of code below is considered as 2 assertions :

def test_assert_match
    assert_match /world/, 'hello world'

How come ?

Thanks a lot!

1 Answer

David O' Rojo
David O' Rojo
11,050 Points

It is because in its implementation, assert_match uses two calls to assert: one to check that the given matcher (regepx) responds to =~, and one to check that the matcher and the string do match.

def assert_match matcher, obj, msg = nil
  msg = message(msg) { "Expected #{mu_pp matcher} to match #{mu_pp obj}" }
  assert_respond_to matcher, :"=~"
  matcher = Regexp.new Regexp.escape matcher if String === matcher
  assert matcher =~ obj, msg

Thanks! I wondered about this, too!