# Assertions

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GoConvey comes with a lot of standard assertions you can use with `So()`.

### General Equality

``````So(thing1, ShouldEqual, thing2)
So(thing1, ShouldNotEqual, thing2)
So(thing1, ShouldResemble, thing2)		// a deep equals for arrays, slices, maps, and structs
So(thing1, ShouldNotResemble, thing2)
So(thing1, ShouldPointTo, thing2)
So(thing1, ShouldNotPointTo, thing2)
So(thing1, ShouldBeNil)
So(thing1, ShouldNotBeNil)
So(thing1, ShouldBeTrue)
So(thing1, ShouldBeFalse)
So(thing1, ShouldBeZeroValue)
``````

### Numeric Quantity comparison

``````So(1, ShouldBeGreaterThan, 0)
So(1, ShouldBeGreaterThanOrEqualTo, 0)
So(1, ShouldBeLessThan, 2)
So(1, ShouldBeLessThanOrEqualTo, 2)
So(1.1, ShouldBeBetween, .8, 1.2)
So(1.1, ShouldNotBeBetween, 2, 3)
So(1.1, ShouldBeBetweenOrEqual, .9, 1.1)
So(1.1, ShouldNotBeBetweenOrEqual, 1000, 2000)
So(1.0, ShouldAlmostEqual, 0.99999999, .0001)   // tolerance is optional; default 0.0000000001
So(1.0, ShouldNotAlmostEqual, 0.9, .0001)
``````

### Collections

``````So([]int{2, 4, 6}, ShouldContain, 4)
So([]int{2, 4, 6}, ShouldNotContain, 5)
So(4, ShouldBeIn, ...[]int{2, 4, 6})
So(4, ShouldNotBeIn, ...[]int{1, 3, 5})
So([]int{}, ShouldBeEmpty)
So([]int{1}, ShouldNotBeEmpty)
So(map[string]string{"a": "b"}, ShouldContainKey, "a")
So(map[string]string{"a": "b"}, ShouldNotContainKey, "b")
So(map[string]string{"a": "b"}, ShouldNotBeEmpty)
So(map[string]string{}, ShouldBeEmpty)
So(map[string]string{"a": "b"}, ShouldHaveLength, 1) // supports map, slice, chan, and string
``````

### Strings

``````So("asdf", ShouldStartWith, "as")
So("asdf", ShouldNotStartWith, "df")
So("asdf", ShouldEndWith, "df")
So("asdf", ShouldNotEndWith, "df")
So("asdf", ShouldContainSubstring, "sd")		// optional 'expected occurences' arguments?
So("asdf", ShouldNotContainSubstring, "er")
So("asdf", ShouldNotBeBlank)
``````

### panic

``````So(func(), ShouldPanic)
So(func(), ShouldNotPanic)
So(func(), ShouldPanicWith, "")		// or errors.New("something")
So(func(), ShouldNotPanicWith, "")	// or errors.New("something")
``````

### Type checking

``````So(1, ShouldHaveSameTypeAs, 0)
So(1, ShouldNotHaveSameTypeAs, "asdf")
``````

### time.Time (and time.Duration)

``````So(time.Now(), ShouldHappenBefore, time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldHappenOnOrBefore, time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldHappenAfter, time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldHappenOnOrAfter, time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldHappenBetween, time.Now(), time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldHappenOnOrBetween, time.Now(), time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldNotHappenOnOrBetween, time.Now(), time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldHappenWithin, duration, time.Now())
So(time.Now(), ShouldNotHappenWithin, duration, time.Now())
``````

Thanks to github.com/jacobsa for his excellent oglematchers library, which is what many of these methods make use of to do their jobs.