[rspec-users] RecordNotFound bubbling thru to cucumber

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 10:21:53 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Stephen Eley <sfeley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:11 AM, aslak hellesoy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's because Cucumber's Rails support configures ActionController to
>> send all errors straight through.
>> See cucumber/rails/world.rb
>> Patches and suggestions about how to improve this are welcome.
>> (In most cases it's easier to spot errors when exceptions ripple through)
> Make it a configuration option?  Or catch it with a proxy that
> inspects the exception then passes it *back* to Rails, and provide
> matchers or formatting options that display Cucumber's analysis only
> when the user wants it?
> I'm with Jeff on this: RecordNotFound isn't necessarily an "error,"
> it's just an exception.  One that will frequently come up in normal
> user interaction.  A well-behaved app will do appropriate things with
> that exception and Cucumber should be able to test for those
> appropriate things.  A testing framework that disrupts the application
> behavior cannot test it.

Good points. Please create a Lighthouse ticket for this. I'm looking
forward to concrete suggestions about how to make this configurable
and patches I can pull in :-)


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