Rspec .should == true does not seem to work

I have a function that returns the true / false Ruby type. For some
reason I
cant get rspec to swallow this.

This errors out:
user.authorize.should == true
(where user.authorize in the debugger does return true… so this test
should succeed)

With this error (this seems to be a syntax error, not a failed test…
it
gives me not even the failing line in my rspec test code)
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-expectations-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/expectations/fail_with.rb:29:in
`fail_with’: expected: true,
(RSpec::Expectations::ExpectationNotMetError)
got: false (using ==)

This is the ugly backtrace:
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-expectations-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/expectations/fail_with.rb:29:in
fail_with': expected: true, (RSpec::Expectations::ExpectationNotMetError) got: false (using ==) from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-expectations-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/matchers/operator_matcher.rb:39:infail_with_message’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-expectations-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/matchers/operator_matcher.rb:61:in
__delegate_operator' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-expectations-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/matchers/operator_matcher.rb:51:ineval_match’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-expectations-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/matchers/operator_matcher.rb:29:in
block in use_custom_matcher_or_delegate' from /Users/DK/Documents/ror/projects/wavelineup3/spec/models/user_spec.rb:32:inblock (2 levels) in <top (required)>’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:in
module_eval' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:insubclass’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:117:in
describe' from /Users/DK/Documents/ror/projects/wavelineup3/spec/models/user_spec.rb:12:inblock in <top (required)>’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:in
module_eval' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:insubclass’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:117:in
describe' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/extensions/object.rb:7:indescribe’
from
/Users/DK/Documents/ror/projects/wavelineup3/spec/models/user_spec.rb:3:in
<top (required)>' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:235:inload’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:235:in
block in load' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:227:inload_dependency’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:235:in
load' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:308:inblock in load_spec_files’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:308:in
map' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:308:inload_spec_files’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/command_line.rb:18:in
run' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/runner.rb:36:inrun_in_process’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/runner.rb:27:in
run' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/bin/rspec:3:in<top (required)>’
from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/bin/rspec:19:in
load' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/bin/rspec:19:in
rake aborted!
Command failed with status (1):
[/Users/DK/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.2-p0/bin/ru…]

(See full trace by running task with --trace)

Thanks,

David

Ok, so it looks like the failure is the failure of the test, but why
does
rspec complain so much and not just give me a failed test and the line
of
failure instead of crashing? I’m pretty confused.

David K. wrote:

I have a function that returns the true / false Ruby type. For some
reason I
cant get rspec to swallow this.

This errors out:
user.authorize.should == true
[…]

You normally want to use .should be_true (and .should be_false).

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

You normally want to use .should be_true (and .should be_false).

Right, I just changed things back but now get this error:

undefined local variable or method `be_true’ for #Class:0x2a2d710
(NameError)

Now, if I do it with .should == true, I have verified that the problem
is
that this test is failing:

user.authorize(‘user_sessions’, ‘create’)[:success].should be_true

Many pass before it. But the only way I got to this is trial and error
and
going line by line until it failed. Which really really sucks.

What I do not understand is why the whole rake task / test suite is
failing
(seems to be crashing) when this line fails. I am used to getting:

Finished in 1.92 seconds
31 examples, 1 failures
DKMac:wavelineup3 DK$

Instead of this vomit:

DKMac:wavelineup3 DK$ rake spec

/Users/DK/Documents/ror/projects/wavelineup3/spec/models/user_spec.rb:14:in
block (2 levels) in <top (required)>': undefined local variable or methodbe_true’ for #Class:0x2ae0130 (NameError)
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:in
module_eval' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:insubclass’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:117:in
describe' from /Users/DK/Documents/ror/projects/wavelineup3/spec/models/user_spec.rb:12:inblock in <top (required)>’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:in
module_eval' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:130:insubclass’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/example_group.rb:117:in
describe' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/extensions/object.rb:7:indescribe’
from
/Users/DK/Documents/ror/projects/wavelineup3/spec/models/user_spec.rb:3:in
<top (required)>' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:235:inload’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:235:in
block in load' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:227:inload_dependency’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/activesupport-3.0.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:235:in
load' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:308:inblock in load_spec_files’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:308:in
map' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:308:inload_spec_files’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/command_line.rb:18:in
run' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/runner.rb:36:inrun_in_process’
from
/Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/lib/rspec/core/runner.rb:27:in
run' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/rspec-core-2.0.0.beta.22/bin/rspec:3:in<top (required)>’
from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/bin/rspec:19:in
load' from /Users/DK/.rvm/gems/[email protected]/bin/rspec:19:in
rake aborted!
Command failed with status (1):
[/Users/DK/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.2-p0/bin/ru…]

(See full trace by running task with --trace)
DKMac:wavelineup3 DK$

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