[rspec-users] Rspec beta8: helper methods issues

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri May 7 07:37:19 EDT 2010

On May 7, 2010, at 5:59 AM, andrea longhi wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> I am experiencing the following problems, I googled quickly but I
> couldn't find any documentation or solution to those issues:
> 1) the generator rails g rspec:helper  does nothing;

See Known Issues on http://github.com/rspec/rspec-rails. Helper specs are coming soon - certainly before any final release - but not yet.

> 2) there seems to be no way to test helper methods as I used to do...
> for example
> the following spec
>    it 'should set monday as first day of the week' do
>      helper.ordered_day_names.first.should == 'Lun'
>    end
> raises the error undefined local variable or method `helper' for
> #<Rspec::Core::ExampleGroup::Nested_2::Nested_1:0x2da5d10>
> 3) testing views where I call helper methods I need to explicitly stub
> out the helper methods, even if I include the helper module.
> This all happens with rspec beta 8, rails 3.0beta3, and ruby 1.9.2
> Regards
> Andrea
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