[rspec-users] Collection proxies need to be stubbed ?

Francois Beausoleil francois.beausoleil at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 15:42:56 EST 2007

Hello David, all,

2007/1/21, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>:
> On 1/20/07, Francois Beausoleil <francois.beausoleil at gmail.com> wrote:
> > def index
> >   @projects = current_user.projects.active
> > end
> I would approach this quite differently. The first difference being I
> would have started with a spec, letting the spec help me to discover
> the interface that I want on User.
> def index
>   @projects = current_user.active_projects
> end
> ... which would, in turn, lead me to spec out a method named
> active_projects on User.

I agree with you, David, but Rails has this nice facility for allowing
developers to add methods on collection proxies.  The end goal is that
I get only active / inactive projects, right ?  Whatever
implementation floats the boat is good.

Adding #active_projects on User leads to a kind of namespace
pollution, no ?  Really, who knows what projects are active ?  The
Project class, or the User ?

has_many :projects do
  def active
    find(:all, :conditions => ['active = 1'])

has_many :projects
def active_projects


We're going off-topic here, but these are good design questions anyway.

Thank you for enlightning me !

Bye !
François Beausoleil

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