[rspec-devel] RSpec mocks running when Flexmock is configured

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat May 24 12:40:05 EDT 2008

On May 24, 2008, at 10:58 AM, Jim Weirich wrote:

> On May 24, 2008, at 9:15 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>> I think that changing rspec to support multiple mocking frameworks  
>> would require removing the Object-invasion you speak of. If I were  
>> starting from scratch, that's definitely the direction I'd want to  
>> go. Given that there are a lot of examples in the world that  
>> exploit that, it would be counter-productive for us to change that  
>> decision at this point.
> Agreed.  I've changed flexmock so that it will override the global  
> "should_receive" with its own definition, but only on objects that  
> are explicitly given to flexmock for mocking.  That solves half the  
> problem.  The other half of the problem is that RSpec mocks are not  
> torn down once flexmock is configured.  Supporting multiple mocking  
> frameworks might be as easy as making sure all mock libraries get  
> properly "hooked" into the teardown process.  I see no reason why  
> flexmock couldn't live comfortably with the RSpec mock in that case.

Interesting idea. Any chance we can spend a little while working on  
this together in Portland?

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