[rspec-users] Mocking expectations on I/O operations

Justin Ko jko170 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 07:35:16 EDT 2011


On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:05 AM, Rob Aldred <rob at stardotstar.com> wrote:

> Thanks Justin,
> That isnt working... its erroring with:
>
> The method `delete` was not stubbed or was already unstubbed
>

Woops, you're using expectations, not stubs. Try `File.rspec_reset`


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> On Thursday, 15 September 2011 at 01:52, Justin Ko wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:51 AM, Rob Aldred <rob at stardotstar.com(mailto:
> rob at stardotstar.com)> wrote:
> > >  I'm speccing a small lib which manipulates image files using
> mini_magick.
> > >  The lib creates various temporary files during the process, the lib
> then cleans up the temporary files at the end.
> > >
> > >  I'm trying to mock expectations that the calls are made to File#delete
> > >
> > >  Eg...
> > >
>  File.should_receive(:delete).once.with("#{generator.tmp_path}-full\.png")
> > >
>  File.should_receive(:delete).once.with("#{generator.tmp_path}-screen\.png")
> > >
>  File.should_receive(:delete).once.with("#{generator.tmp_path}-shadow\.png")
> > >
> > >  The method in the lib that does this is:
> > >
> > >  Class IconGenerator
> > >  ...
> > >
> > > private
> > >
> > > def cleanup
> > > # remove temporary files created during
> > > # image manipulation
> > > ['-full','_screen','_shadow','_back_shadow'].each do |f|
> > > File.delete "#{tmp_path}#{f}.png" if File.exists? "#{tmp_path}#{f}.png"
> > > end
> > > end
> > >  ...
> > >  end
> > >
> > >  The expectations work fine, however, I also have an after block which
> also calls File.delete to clean up the final version of the manipulated test
> image
> > >
> > >  after(:each) do
> > > # cleanup manipulated image
> > > File.delete out_dir.join('MenuIcon.png') if File.exists?
> out_dir.join('MenuIcon.png')
> > > end
> > >
> > >  The File.delete call in the after block fails because its calling the
> mocked version of File.delete
> > >  This results in the following error:
> > >
> > >  Failure/Error: File.delete out_dir.join('MenuIcon.png') if
> File.exists? out_dir.join('MenuIcon.png')
> > >  NoMethodError:
> > >  undefined method `=~' for
> #<Pathname:/Users/robaldred/Sites/egg/tmp/MenuIcon.png>
> > >
> > >
> > >  My next step was to stub the write method for every instance of
> MiniMagick::Image
> > >  However I will then no longer be able to test the cleanup because the
> delete method will never be called if the files don't exist.
> > >
> > >  I'm pretty sure I'm going about this the wrong way and making it
> difficult for myself here.
> > >  Appreciate any help & feedback
> > >
> > >  Thanks
> > > --
> > >  Rob
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> > Give `File.unstub(:delete)` in your `after` block.
> >
> > Attachments:
> > - ATT00001..txt
> >
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