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

Jim Weirich jim.weirich at gmail.com
Sat May 24 15:32:53 EDT 2008

On May 24, 2008, at 12:40 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> 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?

Sounds like a plan!

-- Jim Weirich
-- jim.weirich at gmail.com

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