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

Corey Haines coreyhaines at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 10:19:40 EDT 2008


Create an instance of the controller

contr = MyController.new

MyController.stub!(:new).and_return contr

contr.stub!(:method_i_want_to_stub).and_return 'sweetness'

Something like this?

-Corey

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 12:22 AM, Jed Hurt <jed.hurt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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