[rspec-users] mock out render call in helper
bosshoff at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 10:03:25 EDT 2007
Sorry for this stream of consciousness. I am trying to work through a
problem, and without the benefit of being able to discuss these
situations with my colleague (who is not with the department any
longer), I find it necessary to reason through my conundrums by
Anyway, I think I have discovered the proper means to achieve what I
was talking about in previous posts. 'self' in the spec seems to give
one access to the object that is including the helper being spec'd.
On 4/13/07, Chris Hoffman <bosshoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> I guess this question really boils down to the following: what are
> the proper means to access the object that is including the helper
> being tested? I have been reading through the documentation, and it
> indicates that calling helper_name :foo will include FooHelper in the
> context. How then can I mock out methods in this object?
> In case I am not being clear: say I have the following helper
> module FooHelper
> def hello
> "hello world"
> def look_to_hello
> I want to make sure the "look_to_hello" method calls "hello," without
> "hello" actually being called.
> On 4/13/07, Chris Hoffman <bosshoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Okay, so if I use
> > @controller.render :foo
> > instead of just
> > render :foo
> > in the helper, I can mock it out fine in the specs with
> > @controller.stub!(:render)
> > Am I wrong to use the shortened "render :foo" form in the helpers, or
> > is this a malfunction of RSpec?
> > On 4/13/07, Chris Hoffman <bosshoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > Does someone know where I can hook in to mock out a render call from
> > > a helper in Rails? I know I can do this in view specs with the
> > > following
> > >
> > > @controller.template.stub!(:render)
> > >
> > > but template doesn't seem to be attached to @controller in a helper
> > > context. Thanks.
> > >
> > > -Chris
> > >
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