## Tuesday, September 27, 2011

### Cucmber Step Definition with inline comment

Have you ever wanted to put a comment on the same line as a cucumber step?

And I should see "M666" # local_id
And I should see "1977-1997" # create date

It just occurred to me that I could create a step definition to allow this:

# 'I should see "text"' step  with comment at end of line
Then /^I should see "([^"]*)"(?: +\#.*)\$/ do |text|
Given "I should see \"#{text}\""
end

If your text could include escaped quotes, you can use this step definition:

# 'I should see "text"' step  with comment at end of line
Then /^I should see "(.*?)"(?: +\#.*)\$/ do |text|
text.gsub!(/\\"/, '"')
assert page.has_content?(text)
end