[rspec-users] How much test data to use in specs

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 11:05:03 EDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Nick Hoffman <nick at deadorange.com> wrote:
> On 2008-08-29, at 04:51, Joseph Wilk wrote:
>> I started using a set of methods to deal with this problem from code in
>> the RadiantCMS(http://radiantcms.org/) project.
>> http://gist.github.com/7936
>> I stopped using it after a while finding the tests did not read well.
>> Your method improves on Radiant's which has tempted me to start testing
>> models like this again.
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> Joseph Wilk
>> http://www.joesniff.co.uk
> Thanks for the vote of confidence, Joseph! I have two other methods that go
> alongside #describe_model_attribute which you might find useful. I'm in the
> process of wrapping them up into a plugin. Until that's finished, I've
> pasted them at http://pastie.org/262508 and http://pastie.org/262509 .

Hey Nick - I'm not clear why you need these, given that you already
have the describe_model_attributes macro, which you can use to handle
nils and will give you a meaningful error if there is a problem with
your factory. What's your goal here?

> Cheers,
> Nick
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