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Soft assertions should use accept a list #863

OdysseusLives opened this Issue Jul 27, 2018 · 3 comments


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OdysseusLives commented Jul 27, 2018

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Soft assertions with verifyAll should be able to accept a list.

This would be most useful with parameterized tests, where only some assertions are applicable, yet the test setup and actions are the same.

Ideal example

def assertions = [1 == 1, 1 == 2, 2 == 3]
verifyAll {
    assertions.each {

as opposed to defining each assertion in a separate line in the verifyAll block:

verifyAll {
    1 == 1
    1 == 2
    2 == 3

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leonard84 commented Jul 31, 2018

It is highly unlikely that this will be added, spock power assertios are implemented using AST transformations during compile time. For that to work, spock needs to know precisely which statement needs to be transformed, this will not work some random list. So what you basically have is a list of booleans.


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tburny commented Sep 6, 2018

Basically assertions is a list of booleans, I used any()/every (see in then:-blocks

assertions.every { it }

If you like it more readable:

// Store this somewhere (identitiy function)
def entryIsTrue = { a -> a }
// Usage
assertions every (entryIsTrue)

Does that help?


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leonard84 commented Sep 7, 2018

What could be possible would be something like this:


// note explicit assert statements are neccessary
def assertions = [{assert 1 == 1}, {assert 1 == 2}, {assert 2 == 3}]


But you could easily implement this yourself

void customAsssert(Iterable<Closure> assertions) {
 def result = assertions.collect {
    try {
      return null
    } catch (AssertionError e)
      return e
  if (result) {
    throw new MultipleFailureException(result)
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