[rspec-users] specs on private methods

Tim Harper timcharper at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 14:44:21 EST 2008


Well there we go, Ben's method still stands  :)

Tim


On Jan 8, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Ben Mabey wrote:

> Yes.  http://eigenclass.org/hiki/Changes+in+Ruby+1.9#l24
>
> Tim Harper wrote:
>> Doesn't 1.9 allow you to call obj.send!, which will allow you to
>> access private methods?
>>
>> Tim
>>
>> On Jan 8, 2008, at 12:27 PM, Scott Taylor wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On Jan 8, 2008, at 2:20 PM, Ben Mabey wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> 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?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> When I need to do this I just use the send method.
>>>>
>>> But it will break in 1.9 and on!  (That's why Jay Fields didn't do  
>>> it
>>> in his post).
>>>
>>> Scott
>>>
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