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Beaton, Malcolm (Guest)
on 2009-02-12 14:03
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Hi everyone

I am trying to run the CS examples using Iron ruby/ cucumber from the
download and have hit a really irritating snag

I have added a subtract method to the CS calculator - Re compiled -
Added a features file for it and when I run I get the following

  Scenario: subtract two numbers                 #


    Given I have entered 70 into the calculator

    And I have entered 50 into the calculator

    When I press subtract

    Then the result should be 20 on the screen

    And the result class should be Fixnum

    |input_1|input_2|button  |output|class |

    |30     |20     |subtract|10    |

      expected: 0,

           got: 10 (using ==)


      @@ -1,2 +1,2 @@


      +10 (Spec::Expectations::ExpectationNotMetError)

      features/subtraction.feature:15:in `/the result should be (.*) on
the scre


As you can see the calculator returns the right number (10) but somehow
the features file is expecting 0??? Even though I have defined 10 as the

Can anyone help me - I'm doing my head in

Below is the subtract method from the steps file and the result compare

When /I press subtract/ do

  @result = @calc.Subtract


Then /the result should be (.*) on the screen/ do |result|

  @result.should == result.to_i


Malcolm Beaton
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Matt W. (Guest)
on 2009-02-12 17:28
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Those features look out of date to me. The Scenarios / More Examples
format has been deprecated in the latest version on Github.

Which version of cucumber are you using?

Try this instead:

On 12 Feb 2009, at 12:01, Beaton, Malcolm wrote:

>   Scenario: subtract two numbers                 # features/
> As you can see the calculator returns the right number (10) but
> Then /the result should be (.*) on the screen/ do |result|
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Matt W.
Beaton, Malcolm (Guest)
on 2009-02-12 18:19
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I installed it via the Gem package manager ?

The version I have installed is cucumber-0.1.16
  <went away and changed things>
And I have just re written the features file as suggested in the link
and it works

Weird that the addition in the examples works even though it is in the
older format??

Thanks Heaps - I can now keep what little hair I have left
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