[rspec-users] specs for attributes with default values on the SQL layer

Pat Maddox pat.maddox at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 10:46:15 EDT 2009

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 3:09 AM, svoop <svoop at delirium.ch> wrote:
> Pat Maddox <pat.maddox at ...> writes:
>> Okay I must be dense because I'm not sure what you mean by it gets in
>> the way of refactoring.
> Actually, scratch that, because...
>> And you're right about how it behaves...that's exactly how default
>> attrs work.  If you want to test that your model doesn't allow invalid
>> data, you have to explicitly give it invalid data.
> Using .with instead of .except does the trick just fine and does just that, set
> the model explicitly to invalid data.

gah, I totally get it now!  Wasn't noticing that in one case you were
passing in a full attributes hash (valid_attributes) and in the second
you were only setting one value.  Makes sense to me now.  Glad you
figured it out :)


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