[rspec-users] Custom Matcher and Webrat methods

Matt Wynne matt at mattwynne.net
Thu Dec 10 05:14:20 EST 2009

On 10 Dec 2009, at 00:53, Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas wrote:

> Matt Wynne escreveu:
>> On 8 Dec 2009, at 22:04, Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas wrote:
>>> I would like to be able to write a custom matcher so that I could  
>>> call this test, for instance:
>>> @user.should be_allowed_to_visit(url)
>>> @non_welcome.should_not be_allowed_to_visit(url)
>>> The matcher would call Webrat methods such as 'visit'.
>>> The problem is that it would try to call 'visit' from User class  
>>> instead of the binding in which @user access is verified...
>>> I have manually set the binding to the Matcher in a before(:all),  
>>> to avoid calling 'be_allowed_to_visit(url, binding)', but I would  
>>> like to know if there would be a better way to "get" this binding...
>>> Any thoughts on that?
>> How have you defined the matcher? If you use the old-school  
>> technique where you create a matcher class and a helper method to  
>> construct the class (instead of using the shiny new matcher DSL)  
>> then the method should execute in the context that can see the  
>> binding, so you can pick it up and pass it into the matcher class  
>> at that point.
>> Make sense?
> Thank you, Matt, I have finally got it working. The trick is passing  
> self to the initialize of the matcher class like:
> def be_allowed_to_visit(url)
> BeAllowedToVisit.new(url, self) # def initialize(url, scope);  
> scope.visit url...;end
> end
> One problem less :) Next one to be solved: making Selenium work  
> faster with Webrat :)

You might want to look at replacing webrat with Capybara then. I've  
not tried it myself, but I understand Selenium2 (which Capybara  
supports) is much faster.

> Thanks,
> Rodrigo.
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