To rephrase slightly,  it's not *currently* possible. We could change the grammar and add a special parsing rule but then that would probably rule out DSLs with assert as the first word. The parens proposal in the previously referenced jira is more likely the way we'd want to go.

On 8 Nov 2015 3:17 am, "Pascal Schumacher" <pascalschumacher@gmx.net> wrote:
I guess it's not possible. :(

There is already an enhancement request https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GROOVY-4808 "Command Chain + Power Assert doesn't work" in JIRA.

-Pascal

Am 06.11.2015 um 22:42 schrieb Winnebeck, Jason:
Is it possible to support command chain in asserts? I'm trying to create a testing DSL.

The expression item("abc").exists will return a boolean. So I can do this:

item "abc" exists

But I can't do this:
assert item "abc" exists

Is something like that possible?

Jason

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