[rspec-users] Stub an instance method for every new instance of a class

Jed Hurt jed.hurt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 00:22:27 EDT 2008


I'm not sure how that would work. For controller specs, I want to keep most
of the controller intact so that I can verify its actual behavior. Am I
missing something?

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 12:12 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Corey Haines <coreyhaines at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Could you stub out Controller.new and return your mock?
>
> Bingo.
>
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Jed Hurt <jed.hurt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Haha, that's about the response I was expecting; I asked with some
> > trepidation. I'm just looking for a quick hack to short-circuit Merb's
> > render method to do some view/controller isolation testing until Merb
> > officially supports it. I can't just stub methods on @controller (like
> in
> > Rails) because the controller is instantiated after calling dispatch.
> > >
> > >
> > > I suppose I could whip up a different sort of hack to accomplish the
> > isolation in the meantime, but now I'm not so sure; apparently I'm quite
> a
> > noob ;)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 1:50 AM, Ashley Moran
> > <ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 01/04/2008, Jed Hurt <jed.hurt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Is there an easy way to stub an instance method for every new
> instance
> > of a given class? I suppose I could just redefine the method, but I'm
> > wondering if the RSpec mocking framework has this built in.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi Jed
> > > >
> > > > I hate it when other people ask this, but I can't help :)  How come
> you
> > need to do this?  I've always wondered what the use case for this
> "mocking"
> > strategy is
> > > >
> > > > Ashley
> > > >
> > > >
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