[mocha-developer] Mocking system/`

Jonathan Younger daikini at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 15:28:24 EDT 2007


On Jun 12, 2007, at 12:58 PM, Kevin Clark wrote:

> I could have sworn I tried that. Is it working for you?
>

Actually after further testing the double quotes aren't required  
after all. It seems the key to getting it to work is to put the  
expectation on the object calling the ` method rather than on  
Object.any_instance.

-Jonathan

>> Try adding double quotes around the backtick like this:
>>
>> .expects(:"`").with("ls")
>>
>> -Jonathan
>>
>>
>>> --- Original Message ---
>>>> Bah, turned out to be a Merb reloading bug. Nevermind.
>>>>
>>>> On 6/11/07, Frederick Cheung <fred at 82ask.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 11 Jun 2007, at 23:19, Kevin Clark wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> This drives me insane on a regular basis. How does one mock
>>>>>> system('blah') or `blah` ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Adding expectations on Kernel doesn't do it. Adding  
>>>>>> expectations on
>>>>>> Object just makes me sad:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Object.any_instance.expects(:system).with('ls')
>>>>>>   # => #<Mock:0x12b584e>.system('ls') - expected calls: 0, actual
>>>>>> calls: 1
>>>>>>
>>>>>> And this really shouldn't work (and doesn't):
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Object.expects(:system).with('ls')
>>>>>>   # => #<Mock:0x12f287a>.system('ls') - expected calls: 1, actual
>>>>>> calls: 0
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anyone have a trick they like?
>>>>>
>>>>> system etc... are in a module that is included most places, so  
>>>>> if we
>>>>> have
>>>>>
>>>>> class Foo
>>>>>    def my_method_calling_system
>>>>>      system('echo "hello world"')
>>>>>    end
>>>>> end
>>>>>
>>>>> Then you need to do something like
>>>>>
>>>>> f = Foo.new
>>>>> f.expects(:system).
>>>>> f.my_method_calling_system
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I would have expected Object.any_instance.expects(:system) to work
>>>>> but a cursory attempt suggests it doesn;t
>>>>>
>>>>> Fred
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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