[rspec-users] Clear a stub

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 13:33:42 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Steve <vertebrate at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't find it on the RSpec site, and my googling is turning up nothing. Is
> there a way to clear a stub once set? I'm experiencing some behavior where I
> have some nested describes, with "before :each" and I need to change the
> stub from the parent. I thought it would just overwrite the previous stub
> value, but instead it seems to turn the stub into an array making the
> previous value the first element, and then the new value the second.
> Thanks,
> Steve

Can you paste your code please?  Here's an example I just whipped up
that seems to work fine...I'm using a stub defined inline, a stub
defined in two steps, and a partially stubbed object.  They all shadow
the outer stub.  What does your code look like?


describe "outer" do
  before(:each) do
    @inlined_stub = stub("object", :inlined_stub => :outer)
    @verbose = stub("verbose")
    @verbose.stub!(:verbose).and_return :outer
    @partial = Object.new
    @partial.stub!(:partial).and_return :outer

  it "should work" do
    @inlined_stub.inlined_stub.should == :outer
    @verbose.verbose.should == :outer
    @partial.partial.should == :outer

  describe "inner" do
    before(:each) do
      @inlined_stub.stub!(:inlined_stub).and_return :inner
      @verbose.stub!(:verbose).and_return :inner
      @partial.stub!(:partial).and_return :inner

    it "should work" do
      @inlined_stub.inlined_stub.should == :inner
      @verbose.verbose.should == :inner
      @partial.partial.should == :inner


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