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

Jed Hurt jed.hurt at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 00:29:53 EDT 2008


Ahhh, clever. I see the light

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Corey Haines <coreyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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