[rspec-users] Getting Class in Shared Behaviours

Daniel N has.sox at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:26:05 EST 2007


On Nov 22, 2007 8:22 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>
>

>
> K thanx David
>
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