On Jan 14, 2009, at 10:56 , David Flanagan wrote:

> [Justification: I claim that subtracting one in assert_match,  
> assert_empty and assert_include (and the corresponding refute)  
> methods is the right thing  to do.  If it is intentional that these  
> implicit assert_respond_to assertions are being counted, then I  
> think that assert_instance_of and assert_kind_of should have similar  
> behavior.]

this behavior is intentional. assert_match and friends are compound  
assertions. I don't see your point about assert_instance_of or  
assert_kind_of. They only have one assertion each.