[rspec-users] Using "return" in rspec test
bj at aboutus.org
Mon May 18 23:47:43 EDT 2009
On May 18, 2009, at 7:51 PM, Gary Lin wrote:
> I am still new to rspec and I wonder if anyone can give me some
> insight about the problem I have encountered. I notice whenever I
> use "return" in my test, it will skip all the examples and exit
> right out of my test run. Here is a small example that demonstrate
> the problem:
> describe "This tests uses return in my code" do
> it "should print Hello" do
> puts "Hello" # skip some test scenario if product is in
> demo mode
> if @product.demoMode?
> # rest of the test goes here.
> it "should print hi" do
> puts "hi"
It's better to not have an if/else in a test.
Why not try:
describe "This tests uses return in my code" do
context "in demo mode" do
context "not in demo mode" do
> With the above spec, the second "it should print hi" test will never
> get executed. I found it would be very useful to use "return" to
> skip some of the test code if a particular scenario occurs. So I
> wonder if I cannot use "return" to achieve this, is there any way I
> can workaround it?
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