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

Pat Maddox mailinglists at patmaddox.com
Mon Apr 5 11:09:50 EDT 2010


Sounds like a lot of work


On Apr 3, 2010, at 9:08 PM, Julian Leviston wrote:

> Sorry I meant send AND __send__
> 
> Julian.
> 
> 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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