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An integration library for hspec and hedgehog.


import           Control.Concurrent     (threadDelay)
import           Control.Monad.IO.Class (liftIO)
import qualified Hedgehog.Gen           as Gen
import qualified Hedgehog.Range         as Range
import           Test.Hspec             (before, describe, hspec, it, shouldBe)
import           Test.Hspec.Hedgehog    (PropertyT, diff, forAll, hedgehog,
                                         (/==), (===))

main :: IO ()
main = hspec $ do
    describe "regular tests" $ do
        it "works" $ do
            True `shouldBe` True

    describe "hedgehog" $ do
        it "is useful if you get an ambiguous error" $ hedgehog $ do
            "no ambiguity" === "no ambiguity"

    describe "hedgehog tests" $ do
        it "lets you use PropertyT directly" $ hedgehog $ do
            x <- forAll $ Gen.integral (Range.linear 0 1000)
            y <- forAll $ Gen.integral (Range.linear 0 5000)
            diff (x + y) (>=) x

        it "renders a progress bit" $ hedgehog $ do
            x <- forAll $ Gen.integral (Range.linear 0 1000)
            y <- forAll $ Gen.integral (Range.linear 1 5000)
            liftIO $ threadDelay (100 * x + y)

    describe "with hooks" $ do
        before (pure "Hello!") $ do
            it "has functions" $ \str -> hedgehog $
                str === "Hello!"

            it "goes before or after" $ \str -> do
                pure () :: PropertyT IO ()
                str === "Hello!"

            it "generates" $ \str -> hedgehog $ do
                wrongLen <- forAll $ Gen.integral (Range.linear 0 3)
                length str /== wrongLen

How does this differ from hw-hspec-hedgehog?

Good question!

The hw-spec-hedgehog implementation does the easy thing. It calls Hedgehog’s check function on the property, and if the property returns True, then it passes the test. If the property fails, then it renders an uninformative failure message - it’s hardcoded to be:

Hedgehog property test failed

And that’s all you get!

This library preserves Hedgehog’s error message formatting, so you get rich, insightful error messages just like Hedgehog intended.

Furthermore, this library integrates with hspec’s support for the QuickCheck library. Any option that works with QuickCheck should work with hedgehog properties, so you can use modifyMaxSuccess (\_ -> 10) to set the total tests to be 10, rather than the default 100.

Because it integrates directly with hspec, it also renders a familiar progress message while the test is running.


Changelog for hspec-hedgehog

  • #7 @parsonsmatt
    • Handle error states better by returning them in the instance rather than throwing an exception.
  • #6 @jezen
    • Bump lower bound on hedgehog to fix the build constraints.

  • #2 @lehins
    • Documentation fix
  • #3 @parsonsmatt
    • Respect the maxSuccess, maxDiscardRatio, and maxShrinks properties of QuickCheck’s Args type.
    • Reexport modifyArgs, modifyMaxSuccess, modifyMaxDiscardRatio, modifyMaxSize, modifyMaxShrings

  • Initial Release