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Testing

This module provides a few basic utilities to make testing easier and consistent in Deno.

Usage

The module exports a test function which is the test harness in Deno. It accepts either a function (including async functions) or an object which contains a name property and a fn property. When running tests and outputting the results, the name of the past function is used, or if the object is passed, the name property is used to identify the test.

The module also exports assert, assertEqual, and equal.

equal is a deep comparision function, where actual and expected are compared deeply, and if they vary, equal returns false.

The export assert is a function, but it is also decorated with other useful functions:

  • assert() - Expects a boolean value, throws if the value is false.
  • assert.equal() - Uses the equal comparison and throws if the actual and expected are not equal.
  • assert.strictEqual() - Compares actual and expected strictly, therefore for non-primitives the values must reference the same instance.
  • assert.throws() - Expects the passed fn to throw. If fn does not throw, this function does. Also compares any errors thrown to an optional expected Error class and checks that the error .message includes an optional string.
  • assert.throwsAsync() - Expects the passed fn to be async and throw (or return a Promise that rejects). If the fn does not throw or reject, this function will throw asynchronously. Also compares any errors thrown to an optional expected Error class and checks that the error .message includes an optional string.

assertEqual() is the same as assert.equal() but maintained for backwards compatibility.

runTests() executes the declared tests.

Basic usage:

import {
  runTests,
  test,
  assert,
  equal
} from "https://deno.land/x/testing/mod.ts";

test({
  name: "testing example",
  fn() {
    assert(equal("world", "world"));
    assert(!equal("hello", "world"));
    assert(equal({ hello: "world" }, { hello: "world" }));
    assert(!equal({ world: "hello" }, { hello: "world" }));
    assert.equal("world", "world");
    assert.equal({ hello: "world" }, { hello: "world" });
  }
});

runTests();

Short syntax (named function instead of object):

test(function example() {
  assert(equal("world", "world"));
  assert(!equal("hello", "world"));
  assert(equal({ hello: "world" }, { hello: "world" }));
  assert(!equal({ world: "hello" }, { hello: "world" }));
  assert.equal("world", "world");
  assert.equal({ hello: "world" }, { hello: "world" });
});

Using assert.strictEqual():

test(function isStrictlyEqual() {
  const a = {};
  const b = a;
  assert.strictEqual(a, b);
});

// This test fails
test(function isNotStrictlyEqual() {
  const a = {};
  const b = {};
  assert.strictEqual(a, b);
});

Using assert.throws():

test(function doesThrow() {
  assert.throws(() => {
    throw new TypeError("hello world!");
  });
  assert.throws(() => {
    throw new TypeError("hello world!");
  }, TypeError);
  assert.throws(
    () => {
      throw new TypeError("hello world!");
    },
    TypeError,
    "hello"
  );
});

// This test will not pass
test(function fails() {
  assert.throws(() => {
    console.log("Hello world");
  });
});

Using assert.throwsAsync():

test(async function doesThrow() {
  assert.throwsAsync(async () => {
    throw new TypeError("hello world!");
  });
  assert.throwsAsync(async () => {
    throw new TypeError("hello world!");
  }, TypeError);
  assert.throwsAsync(
    async () => {
      throw new TypeError("hello world!");
    },
    TypeError,
    "hello"
  );
  assert.throwsAsync(async () => {
    return Promise.reject(new Error());
  });
});

// This test will not pass
test(async function fails() {
  assert.throwsAsync(async () => {
    console.log("Hello world");
  });
});