[rspec-users] dynamic specs

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 08:11:36 EDT 2007


On 6/15/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/15/07, David Green <justnothing at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > I'd like to test that my model attributes are properly protected against mass
> > assignment, something like:
> >
> > it "should NOT update :balance on mass assignment" do
> >   @account.attributes = {:balance => 1000}
> >   @account.balance.should_not == 1000
> > end
> >
> > instead of doing each attribute manually however, I'd like to automate it so
> > I can pass a list of attributes which CAN be assigned that way and let the
> > code figure out what should be protected. Here's what I have so far :
> >
> > http://pastie.caboo.se/70685
> >
> > the problem is, I can't figure out how to make "protected attributes"
> > reusable. I'd like to be able to pass it a different class name and list of
> > allowed attributes at run time, but AFAIK, shared behaviours can't be sent
> > parameters. I tried using instance variables, which I initialize in 'mass
> > assignments' before() method, but they're only available to the actual spec
> > (lines 6-8), not the code that generates the dynamic specs (lines 3-9)
> >
> > can anyone think how I might get round this?
>
> I can't think of a good way to do it with the existing tool-set,
> however it does bring up an interesting idea. Check this out and let
> me know what you think:
>
> http://pastie.caboo.se/70700
>
> It's not currently supported, but it solves the problem of
> parameterizing shared behaviours a bit more explicitly than the
> current magic of setting instance variables in before(:each).

Actually, looking at implementing this, it would require a complete
redesign of shared behaviours, and I don't see that happening any time
soon.

>
> WDYT?
>
> >
> > thanks
> > dave
> >
> >
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