[rspec-users] Can I use mocking in this way?

Julian Leviston julian at leviston.net
Sun Apr 4 00:08:46 EDT 2010

Sorry I meant send AND __send__


On 04/04/2010, at 11:45 AM, Julian Leviston wrote:

> On 04/04/2010, at 7:32 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Vojto Rinik <zero0xxx at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello RSpec users!
>>> I have one abstract class and a few classes that inherit from that abstract
>>> one.
>> Ruby doesn't have abstract classes. You can have a base class that you
>> don't _intend_ to instantiate directly, but there's nothing stopping
>> you from doing so, so it's not like an abstract class in java, which
>> you actually can't instantiate directly.
>> I've seen some cases where the initialize method is made private so
>> you can't just call Foo.new, so it sort of feels like an abstract
>> class, but even in that case you can still use send() to instantiate
>> one in a test:
>> AbstractIshClass.send(:new)
> How about if you overrode new and __new__ ?
> Julian.
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