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matlab.unittest.constraints.BooleanConstraint class

Package: matlab.unittest.constraints
Superclasses: matlab.unittest.constraints.Constraint

Interface class for Boolean combinations of constraints


The BooleanConstraint interface class provides an interface for Boolean combinations of Constraints. Any constraint that derives from BooleanConstraint can be combined and negated using the and (&), or (|), and not (~) operators.

Classes that derive from the BooleanConstraint interface class must implement everything required by the standard Constraint interface. When a given constraint is negated, the diagnostics must be written in a different form than for a standard (non-negated) failure. Therefore, classes deriving from the BooleanConstraint class must implement a method to provide a Diagnostic object for the negated case, in addition to the non-negated case.

In exchange for meeting these requirements, all BooleanConstraint implementations inherit the appropriate MATLAB® overloads for and, or, and not so that they can be combined with other BooleanConstraint objects or negated.


getNegativeDiagnosticForProduce negated diagnostic for value

Copy Semantics

Value. To learn how value classes affect copy operations, see Copying Objects.


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At the command prompt, create a test case for interactive testing and import several classes that subclass BooleanConstraint.

import matlab.unittest.TestCase
import matlab.unittest.constraints.HasElementCount
import matlab.unittest.constraints.HasLength
import matlab.unittest.constraints.HasInf
import matlab.unittest.constraints.HasNaN
import matlab.unittest.constraints.IsEmpty
import matlab.unittest.constraints.IsEqualTo
import matlab.unittest.constraints.IsGreaterThanOrEqualTo
import matlab.unittest.constraints.IsOfClass
import matlab.unittest.constraints.IsReal

testCase = TestCase.forInteractiveUse;

Test these passing cases.

testCase.verifyThat(3, IsReal & IsGreaterThanOrEqualTo(3))
testCase.verifyThat([1 2 3; 4 5 6], HasLength(3) & HasElementCount(6))
testCase.verifyThat([3 NaN 5], HasNaN | HasInf)
testCase.verifyThat(3, ~IsEqualTo(4))
testCase.verifyThat('Some char', IsOfClass(?char) & ~IsEmpty)