[rspec-users] hash form of stub_chain returning nil for chains with shared first message

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 15:43:41 EST 2011


On Feb 12, 2011, at 5:55 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> 
> On Feb 11, 2011, at 7:51 AM, Frederick Cheung wrote:
> 
>> On Feb 10, 7:30 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Feb 10, 2011, at 12:40 PM, Frederick Cheung wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I'm new using rspec, so please forgive me if I'm barking up the wrong tree, but...
>>> 
>>>> I'd expect this to pass (using rspec 2.5.1)
>>> 
>>>> describe 'stub_chain' do
>>>> it "returns expected value from two chains with hash" do
>>>>   subject = Object.new
>>>>   subject.stub_chain(:msg1, :msg2 => :first)
>>>>   subject.stub_chain(:msg1, :msg3 => :second)
>>> 
>>> This ^^ is not documented to work. Seehttp://relishapp.com/rspec/rspec-mocks/v/2-5/dir/method-stubs/stub-a-....
>>> 
>>> Try:
>>> 
>>>  subject.stub_chain(:msg1, :msg2).and_return(:first)
>>> 
>>> If that works, feel free to submit a feature request to support the format you were using.
>>> 
>> 
>> Fair enough. I'd been reading stub_chain_spec.rb (which does do stuff
>> like @subject.stub_chain(:msg1, :msg2, :msg3, :msg4 => :return_value))
>> rather than stub_chain.feature and had taken that (as well as
>> https://github.com/rspec/rspec-mocks/commit/2c23b86cc5aaa99557df456054765e95aa1a0d5a
>> ) to mean that subject.stub_chain(:msg1, :msg2 => :first) was official
> 
> I was wrong. I'd consider this documented, and that what you are experiencing is a bug.
> 
> Please submit an issue (https://github.com/rspec/rspec-mocks/issues).

FYI - I've already fixed this: https://github.com/rspec/rspec-mocks/commit/ca2d83712fe329affbe4334c8c292c40ae74e5ce

Feel free to submit an issue anyhow if you like, and I'll note this commit in the issue.

Cheers,
David

> 
> Thx,
> David
> 
> 
>> 
>> Fred
>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> David
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>>   subject.msg1.msg2.should equal(:first)
>>>>   subject.msg1.msg3.should equal(:second)
>>>> end
>>>> end  
>>> 
>>>> But it doesn't - subject.msg1.msg3 returns nil
>>> 
>>>> I think this is because in stub_chain (in rspec-mocks/lib/rspec/mocks/methods.rb, line 43) there is
>>> 
>>>> if matching_stub = __mock_proxy.__send__(:find_matching_method_stub, chain[0].to_sym)
>>>>   chain.shift
>>>>   matching_stub.invoke.stub_chain(*chain)
>>>> else
>>> 
>>>> ie blk isn't used in any way. Changing this to matching_stub.invoke.stub_chain(*chain, &blk) makes my example pass
>>>> Is this true or am I just misusing rspec?
>>> 
>>>> Fred



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