[rspec-users] RecordNotFound bubbling thru to cucumber

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Mon Feb 9 12:04:32 EST 2009


aslak hellesoy wrote:
> 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 :-)
>
> Aslak
>   

Instead of creating a new ticket we should probably continue the 
discussion on this ticket:

http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/16211/tickets/49

-Ben


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