[rspec-users] How to use different mocking frameworks?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 01:01:59 EDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:01 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Val <vagostino at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm pretty new to Rspec, so hope someone can help me out with this.
>> I'm leveraging a couple pre-existing applications in my current
>> project, both have fairly robust test suites in Rspec already.
>> However, one is using Rspec's builit in mocking, and the other is
>> using mocha.
>> If I set config.mock_with mocha in spec_helper.rb, then all of the
>> rspec mocks fail.  If I comment this out, all of the specs with mocha
>> fail.
>> Is there some way to set the mocking framework on a test and/or file
>> basis?
> Nope. Gotta pick one or the other. Reason - diff mock frameworks
> invade Object in diff ways - mixing and matching is dangerous to your
> health.

I mean within one project. Of course you can use rspec/mocks in one,
mocha in another, flexmock and rr in others.

>> I've been all over Google, and can't seem to find a resolution
>> to this.  I really don't want to have to back through and rewrite
>> someone else's test suite that is already working.
>> Thanks in advance for your help,
>> Val
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