[rspec-users] Shoulda and explicit subject

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 23:10:12 EDT 2010


On Jul 1, 2010, at 9:35 PM, ericindc wrote:
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> On Jul 1, 10:32 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 1, 2010, at 9:01 PM, ericindc wrote:
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>>> On Jul 1, 9:47 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jul 1, 2010, at 8:40 PM, ericindc wrote:
>>>>> On Jul 1, 3:23 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> On Jun 30, 2010, at 12:00 PM, ericindc wrote:
>> 
>>>>>>> I am trying to use Shoulda matchers with the latest beta version of
>>>>>>> RSpec for Rails 3.  I've managed to track down the cause of my errors
>>>>>>> to needing to explicitly set the subject, but the Shoulda examples
>>>>>>> make no mention of requiring this step.  I've pastied the errors I'm
>>>>>>> receiving and adding subject { controller } seems to resolve them.  Is
>>>>>>> this behavior expected?
>> 
>>>>>>> http://pastie.org/1020788
>> 
>>>>>> Have you tried pinging the shoulda maintainers?
>> 
>>>>> I have a thread open on their group page as well, but the only
>>>>> response received thus far seems to think it's an RSpec issue.
>> 
>>>> Link?
>> 
>>>>> I am having the same issue in my model tests as well.
>> 
>>>> ps - please bottom and/or inline post. Readhttp://idallen.com/topposting.htmlformore info.
>>> http://groups.google.com/group/shoulda/browse_thread/thread/9a19ca5f6...
>> 
>> Can you show me the version of your code (with the subject workaround) that works?

> Here is the full controller spec that is passing...removing the
> subject line fails all bu the render_template.
> 
> require 'spec_helper'
> 
> describe HomepageController do
> 
>  describe "routes" do
>    it { should route(:get, "/").to(:action => :index) }
>  end
> 
> 
>  describe "on GET to :index" do
>    before(:each) do
>      get :index
>    end
> 
>    subject { controller }
> 
>    it { should respond_with(:success) }
>    it { should render_template(:index) }
>    it { should_not set_the_flash }
>  end
> 
> end

It's a shoulda issue, which I've raised (including a patch) in the shoulda tracker: http://github.com/thoughtbot/shoulda/issues/issue/112

Please feel free to follow and comment on that issue.

Cheers,
David


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