[mocha-developer] Mocking protected/private methods
jamesmead44 at gmail.com
Tue May 13 11:16:00 EDT 2008
2008/5/10 Tammo Freese <tammo at tammofreese.de>:
> I have a question concerning mocha's handling
> of protected and private methods. When expecting
> such a method, the method is public in the test.
> I expected the method to keep its original visibilty.
> Is this intended behaviour, or a bug?
It is a bug. I've had it on my own to-do list for a while, but nobody
has complained about it before, so I haven't prioritised it. It would
be really helpful if you could submit a proper Rubyforge bug report
for it and I'll try and look at it as soon as I can.
As an aside, although Mocha does provide the ability to mock
private/protected methods, it's not usually a good idea, since it
couples your test to the internal implementation of the class under
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