[rspec-users] Mock should receive no messages?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 14:30:48 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM, Sebastian W. <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Is there a way to explicitly tell a mock to expect no messages and give
>>> an error if it does? I believe this is the default behavior, but thought
>>> it might be nice for code readers to see.
>> You can tell it to expect not to receive a specific message, but there
>> is no way to say that it should not receive any messages.
> Maybe not explicitly but doesn't isn't making a mock with no
> expectations effectively the same thing:
> describe "an object which should not get any messages" do
>  it "should not receive any messages" do
>    o = mock("Object")
>    o.foo
>  end
> end
> Mock 'Object' received unexpected message :foo with (no args)

Right - Sebastian noted that in the original post - but he's looking
for something explicit.

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