[rspec-users] Testing misc methods in ApplicationController

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 09:02:16 EST 2008


On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:58 AM, Max Williams
<toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> doh...dammit, i thought i'd tried that.  I'm losing it...
>
> thanks!

You're welcome.

Cheers,
David

>
>
>
> On 22/02/2008, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:26 AM, Max Williams
> > <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'm already successfully testing before_filters in
> application_controller
> > > courtesy of this blog post:
> > >
> http://www.movesonrails.com/articles/2008/01/23/spec-ing-your-application-controller
> > >
> > > However, i can;'t work out how to test the sort of method that is added
> to
> > > application_controller so that all controllers can use it.  It must be
> > > something simple that i'm doing wrong/omitting, can anyone help?
> > >
> > > eg if i have this empty method in application_controller
> > >
> > > def  andreplace(str)
> > > end
> > >
> > > and my spec looks like this:
> > >
> > > describe ApplicationController do
> > >   describe "andreplace(str)" do
> > >       it "should format ands for ferret search" do
> > >        andreplace("foo and bar").should eql("+foo +bar")
> >
> >
> > Try this:
> >
> > controller.andreplace("foo and bar").should eql("+foo +bar")
> >
> >
> > >      end
> > >   end
> > > end
> > >
> > > Currently, the test breaks, saying:
> > > NoMethodError in 'ApplicationController andreplace(str) should format
> ands
> > > for ferret search'
> > >  undefined method `andreplace' for
> > >
> #<Spec::Rails::Example::ControllerExampleGroup::Subclass_1::Subclass_1:0xb64f7160>
> >
> >
> > This is a pointer to the problem - the error is telling you that the
> > #andreplace message is going to the ExampleGroup, not the controller.
> >
> > HTH,
> > David
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > What's going wrong here, anyone know?
> > >
> > >
> >
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