[rspec-users] Getting Class in Shared Behaviours

Nathan Sutton nathan.sutton at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:27:56 EST 2007


David to the rescue! :)

Nathan Sutton
fowlduck at gmail.com
rspec edge revision 2910
rspec_on_rails edge revision 2909
rails edge revision 8175



On Nov 21, 2007, at 3:22 PM, David Chelimsky 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
>
>
>
>
>>
>> Cheers
>> Daniel
>>
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