[rspec-users] Mixing in spec helper methods

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Tue Nov 11 19:31:08 EST 2008


Nick Hoffman wrote:
> I've written a module for my specs that contains a helper method, and 
> am mixing the module into my specs with #include . It seems that the 
> method must be called with an #it block. If it isn't, this error occurs:
>
> ... in `method_missing': undefined method 
> `it_should_behave_like_an_action_that_sets_the_flash_notice' for 
> Spec::Rails::Example::ControllerExampleGroup::Subclass_1:Class 
> (NoMethodError) from ./spec/controllers/properties_controller_spec.rb:8
>
> Is there a way to call my helper method from outside of an #it block? 
> Here's the code:
> http://pastie.org/312680
>
> Thanks!
> Nick
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It looks like you want those methods in your module as class method, not 
instance methods.  Try extending, not including, your module (extend 
AuthSpecHelpers.)  You might want to read my post about creating rspec 
macros as well:
http://www.benmabey.com/2008/06/08/writing-macros-in-rspec/

-Ben


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