[rspec-users] Specing protected methods

Avdi Grimm avdi at avdi.org
Thu Oct 23 17:09:45 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Avdi Grimm <avdi at avdi.org> wrote:
> FWIW, I blogged my answer to this question recently:
> http://avdi.org/devblog/2008/10/21/testing-private-methods/

...and to be a little more concrete, at first glance the way I'd apply
that advice to your code example is to make a class that either
subclasses or wraps (via DelegateClass/SimpleDelegate) Array and adds
a #sub_total method, something like the following:

class Survey < ActiveRecord::Base
 has_many :participants
 def generate_reports
   sub_total = ReportCollection.new(participants.reports).sub_total

  class ReportCollection < SimpleDelegator
    def sub_total
      sub_total = 0
      self.collect do |report|
        sub_total = sub_total + report.score
     return sub_total



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