org.junit
Class ComparisonFailure

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Error
          extended by java.lang.AssertionError
              extended by org.junit.ComparisonFailure
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class ComparisonFailure
extends AssertionError

Thrown when an assertEquals(String, String) fails. Create and throw a ComparisonFailure manually if you want to show users the difference between two complex strings.

Inspired by a patch from Alex Chaffee (alex@purpletech.com)

Since:
4.0
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
ComparisonFailure(String message, String expected, String actual)
          Constructs a comparison failure.
 
Method Summary
 String getActual()
          Returns the actual string value
 String getExpected()
          Returns the expected string value
 String getMessage()
          Returns "..." in place of common prefix and "..." in place of common suffix between expected and actual.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getCause, getLocalizedMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ComparisonFailure

public ComparisonFailure(String message,
                         String expected,
                         String actual)
Constructs a comparison failure.

Parameters:
message - the identifying message or null
expected - the expected string value
actual - the actual string value
Method Detail

getMessage

public String getMessage()
Returns "..." in place of common prefix and "..." in place of common suffix between expected and actual.

Overrides:
getMessage in class Throwable
See Also:
Throwable.getMessage()

getActual

public String getActual()
Returns the actual string value

Returns:
the actual string value

getExpected

public String getExpected()
Returns the expected string value

Returns:
the expected string value


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