[rspec-users] Failing to raise an exception in a stub

Jarkko Laine jarkko at jlaine.net
Fri Sep 14 02:03:55 EDT 2007

On 13.9.2007, at 23.29, aslak hellesoy wrote:

> On 9/13/07, Jarkko Laine <jarkko at jlaine.net> wrote:
>> I've come across rather strange behaviour when trying to raise an
>> exception in a stubbed method.
>> I'm speccing the behaviour of a Rails create action, where I'm using
>> save! to catch failed saves. In the case of working save, I'm using
>> the following stub:
>>      @client.stub!(:save!).and_return(true)
>> which works fine.
>> However, in the negative case,
>>      @client.stub!(:save!).and_raise(ActiveRecord::RecordInvalid)
> Passing a class only works if the new method takes 0 args. Otherwise
> you have to pass an exception instance. ActiveRecord::RecordInvalid
> takes one.
> @client.stub!(:save!).and_raise(ActiveRecord::RecordInvalid.new 
> (@client))

Cheers, that was it!


Jarkko Laine

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