[rspec-users] Testing Generators

Scott Taylor mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com
Tue Oct 7 10:22:22 EDT 2008


On Oct 7, 2008, at 6:02 AM, Pau Cor wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have started writing my own generators, and I was wondering if  
> anyone
> had any suggestions for testing them.
>
> I know I could just run the generator in a dummy application; write my
> tests; and then copy the tests back into the generator. But that seems
> backwards.
>
> Any ideas?

Why don't you generate the specs when you generate the code?  Then,  
after you've generated the code you tell if the specs are actually  
working...

Scott



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