Change wording in test_that output #36

kenahoo opened this Issue Mar 23, 2012 · 2 comments


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kenahoo commented Mar 23, 2012

The syntax of the test_that() functions encourages users to write names for tests so that they have a natural kind of flow to the language:

test_that("forecast values match expected values", {

However, the output generated upon failure doesn't follow this same flow:

 Error: Test failure in 'forecast values match expected values'

Perhaps it could be changed to something more like this:

 Error: Testing whether 'forecast values match expected values'

hadley commented Mar 26, 2012

Good idea - I'll think about it.


kenahoo commented Mar 26, 2012

To ease the work I committed this in my fork: kenahoo/test_that@734ad97 . But I couldn't figure out how to issue a pull request for just one cherry-picked commit. Must be missing something in the interface.

@hadley hadley closed this in 7695167 Mar 20, 2013

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