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Fix a test that failed when rspec 2 was used #118

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Indrek Juhkam Sergey Potapov Piotr Solnica Markus Schirp
Indrek Juhkam

RSpec1: spec spec => Everything OK
RSpec2: rspec spec =>

  1) Virtus::InstanceMethods#initialize with an argument that responds to #to_hash sets attributes
     Failure/Error: be(name)

       expected #<RSpec::Mocks::Mock:18872480> => #<RSpec::Mocks::Mock:0x11ff8a0 @name="name">
            got #<String:18867120> => "#[RSpec::Mocks::Mock:0x11ff8a0 @name=\"name\"]"

       Compared using equal?, which compares object identity,
       but expected and actual are not the same object. Use
       'actual.should eq(expected)' if you don't care about
       object identity in this example.

       @@ -1,2 +1,2 @@
       -#<RSpec::Mocks::Mock:0x11ff8a0 @name="name">
       +"#[RSpec::Mocks::Mock:0x11ff8a0 @name=\"name\"]"

I wasn't 100% sure what was exactly tested here. I tried to change it to as close to the test name as possible. Now it passes with both rspec versions.

Sergey Potapov

Looks similar: #110
Guys do not use Rspec2 since they rely on mutant.

Piotr Solnica

Small correction - we rely on heckle which requires rspec1 :) Mutant will work with rspec2 so when it's ready we'll upgrade to rspec2.

Sergey Potapov

I think this pull request has a sense since it doesn't break anything (unlike my one) and make spec easier to understand.

Markus Schirp
mbj commented

@solnic Mutant will work with any test framework as long as a framework specific killer can be written. See the current rspec2 killer.

Piotr Solnica solnic merged commit 0bd923a into from
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Commits on Oct 1, 2012
  1. Indrek Juhkam
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  1. +11 −5 spec/unit/virtus/instance_methods/initialize_spec.rb
16 spec/unit/virtus/instance_methods/initialize_spec.rb
@@ -25,16 +25,22 @@
context 'with an argument that responds to #to_hash' do
- subject { => name) }
- let(:name) { stub('name') }
+ subject { }
+ let(:attributes) do
+ do
+ def to_hash
+ {:name => 'John'}
+ end
+ end
it 'sets attributes' do
- be(name)
+ == 'John'
- context' with an argument that does not respond to #to_hash' do
+ context 'with an argument that does not respond to #to_hash' do
subject { }
specify { expect { subject }.to raise_error(NoMethodError) }
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