# Typescript Test Your Generic Type Part 2

read the part 1 here

now we know how to create tests for our type, but it is not done yet, there are edge cases that we need to take care of, and we need to understand some theories before we can solve them.

now take a look again at our Expect type

`type Expect<T, U>= T extends U ? U extends T ? true : false : false`

notice the `T`

and `U`

?

they are known as **naked type parameters**.

You can think of them as some kind of variable.

so if there are naked type parameters, then there are also non-naked type parameters and they look like this, examples:

- keyof T
- U[]
- [U]
- SomeGeneric< T >

naked parameter distributes over a union, while non-naked and types do not distribute over a union(just like normal types), to understand this, let’s take a look at the code below

normal:

`type A = "a" | "b" extends "a" ? true : false // false `

type B = "a" extends "a" | "b" ? true : false // true

pretty straightforward

`"a" | "b"`

cannot be narrowed down from `"a"`

, because `"a" | "b"`

is wider, so `"a" | "b"`

could not extend `"a"`

and vice versa

naked parameter:

`type C<T,U> = T extends U ? true : false`

type r1 = C<"a" | "b", "a"> // boolean

type r2 = C<"a", "a" | "b"> // true

in the case of r1, `"a" | "b"`

try to distribute over `"a"`

: `("a" extends "a"? true : false) | ("b" extends "a"? true : false)`

`"a"`

extends `"a"`

is `true`

, `"b"`

extends `"a"`

is `false`

, in the end, we get `true | false`

which is equivalent to `boolean`

in the case of r2, `"a"`

is not a union, so there is no distribution, and since `"a"`

can be narrowed down from `"a" | "b"`

, hence you get `true`

By this point, we know what could go wrong with Expect, this time let us use Odd Number Type as our test subject

type OddNumber<

X extends number,

Y extends unknown[] = [1],

Z extends number = never

> = Y['length'] extends X

? Z | Y['length']

: OddNumber<X, [1, 1, ...Y], Z | Y['length']>type Expect<T, U> = T extends U ? (U extends T ? true : false) : false// eslint-disable-next-line @typescript-eslint/no-unused-vars

export const assert = <T extends true>() => {

//

}assert<Expect<OddNumber<5>,1 | 3 | 5>>() // true, pass test

// @ts-expect-error

assert<Expect<OddNumber<5>,1>>() // false, fail test

as expected, it does not work.

so how can we fix it?

Actually the hint is already out there: non naked type parameters.

the solution is to convert the naked type parameter to the non-naked type parameter and the safest way is by turning them into arrays.

`type Expect<T, U>= T[] extends U[] ? U[] extends T[] ? true : false : false`

let’s try again:

verify again with the example from part 1

great both of them are working!

this is the end of part 2, in part 3 (not yet ready) we will go through more edge cases and further refine our Expect type