[rspec-users] shared examples sharing methods

Matt Wynne matt at mattwynne.net
Wed Jun 17 14:19:39 EDT 2009

On 17 Jun 2009, at 16:21, David Chelimsky wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Andrew Premdas<apremdas at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Please have a look at
>> http://gist.github.com/131277
>> What I'd like to do is create a shared_examples group which I can  
>> parametize
>> a method. So my shared example would perhaps use method  
>> named_address=, or
>> set_named_address and then groups that behave like "Named address"  
>> would be
>> able to override this method so it sets the correct address e.g.  
>> the last
>> billing address
> Here's the short version: There's been a lot of discussion on this
> list about parameterizing shared examples. Basically, given the
> current design it can't happen, and macros are a perfectly good
> solution to the problem, so there's not much incentive to change the
> design.

You can use instance variables to pass values to the shared examples,  
though, right?

Matt Wynne

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