[rspec-users] Interdependency between RSpec files

Glenn Ford glenn at aldenta.com
Wed Nov 14 14:07:11 EST 2007

Your suggestion put me on the right track.  I looked back to where I  
had I ran into a case where I was trying to stub an instance I  
couldn't get ahold of in the scope of my spec and since I was having  
trouble with some mocha bugs, I resorted to a
Model.class_eval do
       alias_method :original_method, :old_method

Unfortunately I didn't set the alias back at the end of the spec.   
That was my problem.  Thanks a ton!


On Nov 14, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Scott Taylor wrote:

> On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:37 AM, Glenn Ford wrote:
>> I run my suite of tests, one test fails.
>> I run that one test file, no tests fail.
>> Something is carrying over between files and I can't figure out what.
>> I tracked down the problem to the very line it's occurring on, with
>> printouts before and after every call to make sure I know exactly  
>> what
>> is being reached.
> First of all - make sure you don't have any after(:create) or before
> (:create) specs.  If an AR object is created in one of these, it *IS
> NOT* going to be rolled back.
> You might also try the following:
> rake db:migrate; rake db:test:prepare
> Log into mysql (or whatever database) - inspect it to see that no
> records are present in your test database (if you really aren't using
> fixtures at all).
>> In this spec I have 0 fixtures/mocks/stubs.  The objects in this file
>> do not live anywhere outside of the file.  This is a model spec and
>> I'm using all real objects to test it.  In the "before" block I set  
>> up
>> some models, and in my spec itself I, in each test, make a couple
>> changes then call a model's save method.  That model has an
>> "after_create" method which calls a method in a child model that it
>> has.  It is THIS method which is not being called.  I have printouts
>> before and after everything, like I said, and the lines before and
>> after the method call work, which leads me to believe that method IS
>> getting called.  However I have a "puts 'foo'" at the top of that
>> method and it doesn't get printed.
> You might want to try running that one spec with the following
> snippet stuck into the top of your after_create method:
> require 'rubygems'; require 'ruby-debug'; debugger;
> When the spec runs, you will be dropped down into the ruby debugger,
> so you can inspect what is *actually* going on.  (You will need to
> know how to use a debugger, and have the ruby-debug gem installed).
> If that doesn't yield any helpful information, then remove that
> snippet and put it at the top of the failing test (the first line of
> the example ("it") block).  Then run the full test suite, and again,
> you will be dropped down into the debugger.
> Hope that helps,
> Scott
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