I’m reading up on Rspec, Mocha and some related material to put BDD
in my new rails app.
I have also checked out Ryan B.’ railscasts on rspec (that’s how I
got to know about Mocha).
Reading up on the Rspec’s main site, the main example in
http://rspec.rubyforge.org/rspec/1.3.0/ does not show any use of
assert_equals. Rather it just uses the “==” comparison operators.
Here’s an extract:
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it "reduces its balance by the transfer amount" do source = Account.new(50, :USD) target = stub('target account') source.transfer(5, :USD).to(target) source.balance.should == Money.new(45, :USD) <----- here end
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Newbie question (don’t shoot me cause I tried reading up and can’t
find out why): Why do folks still use assert_equal if the comparison
operators (apart from that there’s a Test::Unit::Assertions module
Assertions.html) written for it)?