[rspec-users] validate_presence_of

Jim Gay jim at saturnflyer.com
Wed Feb 18 20:46:52 EST 2009

On Feb 18, 2009, at 7:39 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:

> Yi Wen wrote:
>> Hello,
>> according to this post:
>> http://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2009/1/13/rspec-1-1-12-is-released
>> I should be able to write:
>> describe User do
>>  it {should valdate_presence_of(:login)}
>> end
> What's the point in testing validates_presence_of for a model? It's
> already tested in the framework, and so readable that a quick glance  
> on
> the model says it all. I would only test it if I added some bizarre
> behavior with procs and so on.
> What's the community's position about that?

It shouldn't be a test, it's a spec. So it's done *before* you write  
the code. The specs describe the behavior of the application.

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