onConsecutiveCalls takes array, or similar function that takes one #79

MarkRoddy opened this Issue Jan 27, 2012 · 6 comments


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The onConsecutiveCalls() method takes a variable number of arguments, and it would be useful if it could also take a single argument that was an array of values that should be consecutively returned. This is especially useful if you have a set of similar tests and want to set up a stub to share between them, but they need to return different values. Something like:

    class SomeTest extends PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase {
        public function createStubSomeObj($retvals) {
            $stub = $this->getMockBuilder("SomeObj")

Right now to accomplish this you need to use call_user_func_array on $this->onConsecutiveCalls which is confusing to look and drops the use of the fluent interface.


edorian commented Jan 27, 2012

I'll get around to looking at your issues/feature requests? in the next couple of days. So long can you please give http://github.github.com/github-flavored-markdown/ another look? :) I don't want to guess what you are trying to point out exactly in the code samples when reformatting

Sorry about the formatting!

pscheit commented Sep 22, 2012

would love that, too. Allthough the wanted behavior could be generated with returnCallback but this would be more expressive.
But I have no idea how to don't break the api here

Quick solution by means of PHP's reflection capabilities:

->will(call_user_func_array(array($this, 'onConsecutiveCalls'), $retvals));

spoage commented Mar 21, 2013

Another, cleaner way of doing this is as follows:

->will(new PHPUnit_Framework_MockObject_Stub_ConsecutiveCalls($returnValueArray));

sebastianbergmann commented Oct 2, 2015

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