[rspec-users] specs on private methods

Matt Patterson matt-lists at reprocessed.org
Tue Jan 8 14:06:00 EST 2008

On 8 Jan 2008, at 18:39, Chris Olsen wrote:

> How does a person test private methods?
> Is there a way to declare them as private, but retain any tests that
> were written during the initial development?

I'm rather liking Jay Field's approach (described at http:// 

In which he basically redeclares the private methods public for the  
duration of the test only, with a bit of block-scoped evaling goodness.


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