[rspec-users] Is this a bug?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 00:27:32 EST 2008


On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:22 PM, Richard Lloyd
<richard.t.lloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm new to rspec and, of course, my first time out and I'm tripped up by
> what appears to me to be a bug.
>
> A simple demonstration:
>
> script/generate rspec_scaffold GoodDocument title:string body:text
>
> >From spec/views/good_documents/edit.html.erb_spec.rb:
>
>   before(:each) do
>     assigns[:good_document] = @good_document = stub_model(GoodDocument,
>       :new_record? => false,
>       :title => "value for title",
>       :body => "value for body"
>     )
>   end
>
>
> script/generate rspec_scaffold BadDocument some_id:integer title:string
> body:text someother_id:integer
>
> From spec/views/bad_documents/edit.html.erb_spec.rb:
>
>   before(:each) do
>     assigns[:bad_document] = @bad_document = stub_model(BadDocument,
>       :new_record? => false,
>       :title => "value for title",
>       :body => "value for body",
>     )
>   end
>
> Notice how bad_documents/edit...'s stub_model is missing both the :..._id
> fields and how the :body field line is comma terminated.  After chasing down
> the comma (which caused rspec test to fail with a syntax error) I found that
> using :..._identifier will also trigger the problem.  This only appears in
> the spec/views, spec/models have all attributes included in the
> @valid_attributes hash.
>
> So I think there are two problems here:
>
> 1) field name which includes some undefined magic will be silently untested
> in the generated view specs
> 2) same name if it occupies the last slot in the record will cause the test
> to fail due to spec format

Yep - seems like a bug. Please file a bug report at
http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/5645.

Thanks,
David

>
> Rick
>
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