[rspec-users] what's with the response.should_be_xxxx stacktrace?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 22:55:01 EST 2006

On 12/30/06, Courtenay <court3nay at gmail.com> wrote:
> If I do
>     get :index
>     response.should_be_success
> I get about 20k of marshalled dumpage that starts like
>   #<ActionController::TestResponse:0x390443c @body=\"<html><body>You
> are being <a href=\"http://test.host/carts/1\">redirected</a>.</body></html>\",
> @assigns=[], @redirected_to={:action=>\"show\", :id=>1},
> @template=#<#<Class:0x38d5fc4>:0x38d5f9c @assigns={\"template_ro
> and finishes 20 pages later with
>   @headers={"Status"=>"302 Found", "cookie"=>[],
> "Content-Type"=>"text/html; charset=utf-8",
> "Cache-Control"=>"no-cache", "location"=>"http://test.host/carts/1"},
> @session=#<ActionController::TestSession:0x390466c
> @attributes={"flash"=>{}, :cart=>{}}>> should be success nil
> My question is, is this intended, or just a side-effect of using
> should_be_xxxx?  In which case, particularly regarding the "artificial
> sugar causes cancer", the response should_be really could be more
> nicely formatted ("response should be success but was 'redirect' to
> 'http://'")
> Finally, while I'm assuming that I'm doing it properly, is there a
> better way to do the response code checking?

You're doing the right thing re: response code checking. In the
future, please consider raising a bug report for things like this. I
took the liberty of doing so:


raised and fixed

Happy New Year,

> Thanks,
> Courtenay
> http://blog.caboo.se
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