[mocha-developer] Mocking the rendering of a Rails template
jamesmead44 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 18:01:33 EDT 2006
On 17/10/06, Bryan Helmkamp <bhelmkamp at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm having difficulty setting up mocks such that I can verify that
> Rails was going to render the right template file (for example
> new.rhtml) and stop Rails from performing the actual rendering.
> After peeking at Rails' internals, I tried two techniques as illustrated
> Neither worked.
> I think the first one failed because Rails doesn't setup
> response.template to be an instance of ActionView::Base until after
> the controller processing is called.
> I have no idea what is going on with the second attempt. It's hitting
> a mock, but I have no idea where that mock is coming from. Logically,
> it probably is coming from the any_instance magic, but in that case it
> should be expecting the render_file call. Thoughts?
> What am I doing wrong in the second case? Is there another way I
> could mock this?
Why do you need to get into the Rails internals?
I think it would be better to mock a part of the published API e.g. the
#render method on @controller.
Otherwise you are effectively testing Rails itself.
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