Call expect() when writing your own expectations. See vignette("custom-expectation") for details.

expect(ok, failure_message, info = NULL, srcref = NULL, trace = NULL)

Arguments

ok

TRUE or FALSE indicating if the expectation was successful.

failure_message

Message to show if the expectation failed.

info

Character vector continuing additional information. Included for backward compatibility only and new expectations should not use it.

srcref

Location of the failure. Should only needed to be explicitly supplied when you need to forward a srcref captured elsewhere.

trace

An optional backtrace created by rlang::trace_back(). When supplied, the expectation is displayed with the backtrace.

Value

An expectation object. Signals the expectation condition with a continue_test restart.

Details

While expect() creates and signals an expectation in one go, exp_signal() separately signals an expectation that you have manually created with new_expectation(). Expectations are signalled with the following protocol:

  • If the expectation is a failure or an error, it is signalled with base::stop(). Otherwise, it is signalled with base::signalCondition().

  • The continue_test restart is registered. When invoked, failing expectations are ignored and normal control flow is resumed to run the other tests.

See also