[rspec-users] Getting Class in Shared Behaviours

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:22:39 EST 2007


On Nov 21, 2007 3:14 PM, Daniel N <has.sox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I want to be able to get at the described class in my shared behaviour.  I'm
> sure an example will say it better than my words
>
> describe "my shared", :shared => true do
>
>   it "should tell me what the class is its describing" do
>     how_do_i_get_the_user_class_here
>  end
>
> end
>
> describe User do
>   it_should_behave_like "my shared"
>
>   #...
> end
>
> So in my shared behaviour, how do I get access to the User class?

There's no way to do this implicitly. i.e. rspec does not expose the
class. You'd have to have a method like described_class or something:

describe "my shared", :shared => true do

  it "should tell me what the class is its describing" do
    described_class.should do_something_I_care_about
 end

end

describe User do
  def described_class
    User
  end
  ...
end




>
> Cheers
> Daniel
>
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