[rspec-users] should_receive stubs methods?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 09:51:26 EDT 2007


On 6/21/07, Jonathan Linowes <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
> In the case where the filter sets a variable (e.g. @value) used in
> the controller action, you cannot mock the filter. You're then forced
> to mock any methods the filter calls.
>
> To address this I've tried to add a method in my spec that aggregates
> the filter mocks and stubs. The problem here is if the filter calls a
> method, and then the action calls the same one, I have to put things
> like .twice in the stub (the "should" usage count does not
> increment), which breaks the modularity. (Did someone say "getting
> too intimate"? :)

Use stubs! or should_receive(:blah).any_number_of_times.

>
> linoj
>
>
> On Jun 21, 2007, at 8:38 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>
> > On 6/21/07, Ian Leitch <port001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hey,
> >>
> >> I'm using rspec and rails and have a spec that tests if a
> >> before_filter is
> >> executed, I also have a spec that tests if a method called by the
> >> filter is
> >> executed. It appears however that when I should_receive something,
> >> it is no
> >> longer actually called when I fire the http request. I'm not sure
> >> how, or
> >> where exactly I should manually fire the filter, either before or
> >> after the
> >> http request sounds wrong. An option to should_receive that passes
> >> on the
> >> invocation would be helpful yet I see nothing relevant in the
> >> documentation.
> >
> > Sorry Ian, but this is not supported, nor will it likely ever be
> > supported in RSpec's mocking framework because it encourages coupling
> > concepts together in examples. Expressing the expectation that this
> > method gets called should be separate from examples that deal with the
> > results of actually calling the method. If that doesn't make sense to
> > you, please post the actual examples and code that you have and we can
> > discuss them.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > David
> >
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >> Ian
> >>
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