[rspec-users] Monitor method invoking from superclass

Rick DeNatale rick.denatale at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 11:00:07 EDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Zhi-Qiang Lei <zhiqiang.lei at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 30, 2010, at 9:56 PM, Rick DeNatale wrote:

>> What you really should be testing that the observable effects of the
>> call are 'as if' the super call were made.
>> If you could test that the super call was made it would be testing
>> that the implementation were a certain way more than the behavior of
>> the object, and that's the road to writing brittle tests.

> In my case, there is already a test case for the method in class A, and its feature is complex. So I was trying to test the super call but observable effect for simple. Anyway, thank you both.

That's what shared example groups are for.

Rick DeNatale

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