[rspec-users] Where is current_user?

Harry Bishop lists at ruby-forum.com
Mon Oct 20 10:09:46 EDT 2008

David Chelimsky wrote:

> When things are hard to test they are hard to maintain, so
> maintainability requires testability. When a simple change makes
> something easier to test, that change brings a lot of value. That's
> the spirit of rspec, BDD and even TDD.

Thanks David,
I am new to rspec and am enjoying the interchange between build a test 
then build the code.  In this case I'm late to the party.  This 
particular setup for @current_user makes sense to me but I understand 
your point about maintainability.

In trying to understand what rspec is doing, my thinking was that since 
MotionsController is a subclass of ApplicationController any instance 
variable set in ApplicationController was available to 
MotionsController. I think you are telling me that rspec doesn't invoke 
this. So I need to think about the implications here.

Yes, I want the advantages of rspec and having maintainable code.


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