[rspec-users] stub! and stubs

Scott Taylor scott at railsnewbie.com
Mon Oct 12 21:26:38 EDT 2009


On Oct 12, 2009, at 9:14 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> On Oct 12, 2009, at 9:37 PM, Sam Woodard wrote:
>
>> I have an interesting setup:  I am using rspec for mocking but I have
>> mocha installed which give me access to any_instance, expects,  
>> etc.  The
>> problem that I am having is that I want to stub out a method for the
>> duration of a single example, throughout that example but only for  
>> that
>> example.
>>
>> If I do,
>>
>> Goal.any_instance.stub!(:valid?).and_return(true)
>>
>> this is not sufficient because valid is called more than once
>>
>> If I do,
>>
>> Goal.any_instance.stubs(:valid?).returns(true) then my tests are not
>> independent but dependent on one another.
>>
>> Can anyone help?
>
> While mocha and rspec's mocks might be compatible for you in some  
> cases, it is purely accidental. I'd strongly recommend you choose  
> one or the other. If any_instance is important to you, I'd choose  
> mocha. If not, choose whichever makes you happier.

Unless I'm incorrect, this is still a feature request on the  
lighthouse tracker.

I don't see why we couldn't use something like this code:

http://github.com/smtlaissezfaire/mix_master

to implement the mixin/mixout feature that we'd need to support  
different frameworks per-example group.

Scott


>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Sam
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