[rspec-users] stub with assigns?

Jonathan Linowes jonathan at parkerhill.com
Thu Dec 13 02:55:40 EST 2007


On Dec 13, 2007, at 2:47 AM, Jonathan Linowes wrote:

>
> On Dec 13, 2007, at 2:06 AM, Jarkko Laine wrote:
>
>>
>> On 13.12.2007, at 9.00, Jonathan Linowes wrote:
>>
>>> is there a way to stub a method that sets an instance variable, so
>>> the stub sets it too?
>>>
>>> def find_foo
>>>   @foo = Foo.find(params[:id]
>>> end
>>>
>>>
>>> ...
>>> controller.stub!(:find_foo).and_assigns(:foo, "123")
>>
>> Why don't you just stub Foo.find? That way the instance var gets
>> assigned automatically.
>>
>> //jarkko
>>
>
> Sorry, perhaps I gave too simplistic an example.
> My question is what if I want to stub the whole find_foo method
> but one of its side effects is it sets @foo
> (rather than stub the internals of find_foo)
>
>
... and @foo is used by the method that i am testing



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