[rspec-users] catching errors, rspec basics

Andrew WC Brown omen.king at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 00:37:17 EST 2008


lawl, David has been out of the loop a few e-mails.I left in an extra line.

Thanks for the expansion Ben, adds much more clarity,

On Jan 29, 2008 8:03 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 29, 2008 6:55 PM, Andrew WC Brown <omen.king at gmail.com> wrote:
> > try it, does the same thing ='(
>
> Shouldn't be the exact same thing. What's the whole error?
>
> Also - what version of rspec? If trunk, do you have the latest (3268)?
>
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jan 29, 2008 7:49 PM, Shane Mingins <smingins at elctech.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Are you looking for something like this
> > >
> > >
> > > lambda { @audience.stats = 'Market Goblin' }.should raise_error
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 30/01/2008, at 1:48 PM, Andrew WC Brown wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Trying to spec the following but don't know if I'm using the right
> > matcher.
> > > How do I spec? Plz, sugar on tops.
> > >
> > >
> > > Audience.stats
> > > - should have a stats of 80 when passed a flux of 10
> > > - should return an error when passed a string (ERROR - 1)
> > >
> > >
> > > 1)
> > > TypeError in 'Audience.stats should return an error when passed a
> string'
> > > String can't be coerced into Fixnum
> > > ./audience.rb:11:in `*'
> > > ./audience.rb:11:in `stats='
> > > ./audience_spec.rb:29:
> > >
> > >
> > > Finished in 0.006333 seconds
> > >
> > >
> > > 2 examples, 1 failure
> > > monsterbox:spec andrew_wc_brown$
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > class Audience
> > >
> > >   attr_accessor :stats
> > >
> > >   def initialize(name = nil,value = nil)
> > >     @name ||= 'all'
> > >     @value ||= value
> > >   end
> > >
> > >   def stats=(flux)
> > >     @stats = @value * flux / 0.025
> > >   end
> > >
> > >
> > >   def market_share
> > >     "The Market share is for #{@name} at a high of #{@stats}"
> > >   end
> > >
> > > end
> > >
> > >
> > > describe "Audience.stats" do
> > >
> > > before :all do
> > >   @audience = Audience.new(nil,20)
> > > end
> > >
> > >   it  "should have a stats of 80 when passed a flux of 10" do
> > >     @audience.stats = 10
> > >     @audience.stats.should == 8000
> > >   end
> > >
> > >   it "should return an error when passed a string" do
> > >     @audience.stats = 'Market Goblin'
> > >     @audience.stats.should raise_error
> > >   end
> > > end
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