[rspec-users] set expectation using self in constructor?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 07:09:17 EDT 2010


On Jul 16, 2010, at 4:45 AM, Tom Stuart wrote:

> On 16 Jul 2010, at 10:29, Matt Wynne wrote:
>>> For those following along at home, this exact technique did not work. The +actual_foo+ variable was holding some mock value instead of the real self value.
>> Sorry. Do we think this is a bug in rspec? I'd have expected the block to return the last evaluated value. But is that just me?
> 
> It doesn't look like a bug to me -- I expect #should_receive to return a message expectation, e.g. so that I can call #with/#and_return on it, and it would seem weird for it to behave otherwise when a block is supplied.

Correct. The block syntax is an alternative to and_returns, and_yields, and_raises, etc. The block is evaluated lazily, when the stubbed or mocked method is invoked.

HTH,
David

> Cheers,
> -Tom
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