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Expect.kt

Expect.kt allows you to write test assertions in a readable way:

expect(3 + 2).toBeEqualTo(5)
expect(1 == 2).toBe(false)
expect(1 + 2).toBeGreaterThan(2)

You can also provide custom messages:

expect("expect.kt").toContain("pec") { "String did not contain 'pec'" }

Failure messages will be descriptive:

expect(3 + 2).toBeEqualTo(6)

java.lang.AssertionError: 
	Expected 5 to be equal to 6.

And:

val actual: String? = null
expect(actual).toContain("test")

java.lang.AssertionError: 
	Expected value to contain "test", but the actual value was null.

Extensions

Due to Kotlin's extensions, we can easily add functionality to an existing matcher.

fun StringMatcher.toBeEmpty() {
  if (actual?.isEmpty() != true) {
    fail("Expected \"$actual\" to be empty.")
  }
}

We can now easily use this function in our tests:

expect("test").toBeEmpty()

java.lang.AssertionError: 
	Expected value to be empty, but actual value was "test".

Custom matchers

You can also write matchers for custom types:

data class MyType(val name: String)

fun expect(actual: MyType?) : MyTypeMatcher {
  return MyTypeMatcher(actual)
}

class MyTypeMatcher(actual: MyType?) : Matcher<MyType>(actual) {

  fun toBeNamed(expected: String) {
    if(actual?.name != expected) {
      fail("Expected ${actual?.name} to be $expected")
    }
  }
}

Setup

Expect.kt is hosted on Maven Central. To use Expect.kt in your gradle test builds, add the following to your build.gradle:

testCompile 'com.nhaarman:expect.kt:x.x.x'

License

Copyright 2016 Niek Haarman

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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