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Mocking Public Static Methods

Static methods are not called on real objects, so normal mock objects can't mock them. Mockery supports class aliased mocks, mocks representing a class name which would normally be loaded (via autoloading or a require statement) in the system under test. These aliases block that loading (unless via a require statement - so please use autoloading!) and allow Mockery to intercept static method calls and add expectations for them.

See the :ref:`creating-test-doubles-aliasing` section for more information on creating aliased mocks, for the purpose of mocking public static methods.