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expect_reference() compares the underlying memory addresses of two symbols. It is for expert use only.


  info = NULL,
  label = NULL,
  expected.label = NULL


object, expected

Computation and value to compare it to.

Both arguments supports limited unquoting to make it easier to generate readable failures within a function or for loop. See quasi_label for more details.


Extra information to be included in the message. This argument is soft-deprecated and should not be used in new code. Instead see alternatives in quasi_label.

label, expected.label

Used to customise failure messages. For expert use only.

3rd edition


expect_reference() is deprecated in the third edition. If you know what you're doing, and you really need this behaviour, just use is_reference() directly: expect_true(rlang::is_reference(x, y)).