Correct use of QUnit throw() assertion?

Using QUinit's throw() assertion I want to test that an error is thrown and the error message. I have the following function:

/**
 * Error function for Node.
 * @param {String} msg Error message.
 */
function NodeError (msg) {
  var that = this

  /**
   * Attribute for message.
   * @type {String}
   */
  this.msg = msg

  /**
   * Function rendering NodeError as a string.
   * @return {String} String representation of NodeError.
   */
  this.toString = function () {
    return that.msg
  }
}

/**
 * Node object. TODO Fill out.
 * @param {String} title Node title.
 * @throws {NodeError} If no title given
 */
function Node (title) {
  var that = this

  if (!title) {
    throw new Error('Error: no title given')
  }

  /**
   * Node title
   * @type {[type]}
   */
  this.title = title
}

And the following QUnit test:

QUnit.test('new Node w/o title throws error', function (assert) {
  assert.expect(1) // Expected number of assertions

  assert.throws(
    function () { new Node() },
    function (err) { err.toString() === 'Error: no title given' },
    'Error thrown'
  )
})

However, the Unit tests fails giving this:

Error [email protected] 0 ms
Expected:   
function( a ){
  [code]
}
Result:     
Error("Error: no title given")
Diff:   
function( a ){
  [code]
}Error("Error: no title given")
Source:     
    at Object.<anonymous> (file:///Users/maasha/install/src/protwiz/test/test_pw_node.js:10:10)

What to do?

Answers:

Answer

The second function you pass to assert.throws should return something. You currently have a statement that evaluates to a boolean but the result is discarded. The function then returns implicitly, thus returning undefined.

In addition, you're throwing new Error(...), not a NodeError. You either need to change that, or just use err.message.

Here's a fixed version:

function NodeError (msg) {
  var that = this;
  this.msg = msg;
  this.toString = function () {
    return that.msg;
  }
}

function Node (title) {
  var that = this;

  if (!title) {
    throw new NodeError('Error: no title given'); // <- CHANGED
  }

  this.title = title;
}


QUnit.test('new Node w/o title throws error', function (assert) {
  assert.expect(1);

  assert.throws(
    function () { new Node(); },
    function (err) { return err.toString() === 'Error: no title given' },  // <- CHANGED
    'Error thrown'
  );
})
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You might want to look into using a linting tool, which might catch this problem, as well as others (e.g. you have a lot of missing semi-colons, which can lead to unexpected results).

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