[rspec-users] How to write specification for the *base* class API?
loop at superinfinite.com
Tue Jul 15 08:58:46 EDT 2008
On 15-jul-2008, at 14:47, Pat Maddox wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 5:17 AM, Piotr Wlodarek <lists at ruby-
> forum.com> wrote:
>> For the base class, it seems reasonable to specify public API with
>> However, since we deal with a base class, methods are often empty
>> there just to show the API).
> What's the point of that? This isn't Java.
Exactly. In all of my projects, I only have an inheritance tree of at
most 3 levels deep. AR::Base -> Generic -> Specific model.
If there are more than three levels, something might not be okay with
the design of your app. Of course your mileage may vary, but I think
a lot of developers will agree on this subject.
>> The spec cannot be run against the base class. In consequence, the
>> must be duplicated in every derived class, which seems to be far from
> Presumably the derived classes have different implementations, so you
> would need to spec them out differently.
> If the implementations are the same, shared behaviors are often
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