[mocha-developer] Expect with "real world" returns?

Carl Mercier carl at carlmercier.com
Wed May 21 16:35:21 EDT 2008

I think you missed my point.  I -do- want the real database row, but I  
also want to make sure that the "find" method is called with the right  
parameters and x number of times.

So this is not really mocking, just setting expectations about what  
will be called and with what arguments.

On 21-May-08, at 4:32 PM, Zach Moazeni wrote:

> On May 21, 2008, at 10:56 AM, Carl Mercier wrote:
>> I wish Mocha supported this "out of the box" with this syntax:
>> User.expects(:find).with(1)     # returns the "real" row from the  
>> database
>> User.expects(:find).with(1).returns(mocked_row)  # returns a fake row
> In my opinion, I don't find that useful. If I want the real row from  
> the database to brought in, I wouldn't use mocking. I only use  
> expects / stubs when I want to alter and/or assert behavior.
>> and to have something explicitly return nil (without running the  
>> real code):
>> Foo.expects(:bar).returns(nil)
> I'm too lazy to check right now, but I thought that was the current  
> behavior.
> Foo.expects(:bar)
> Foo.bar => nil
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