Different boolean expression evaluation between rspec(view) and rails environments


#1

Hi,

Maybe its just too late in the day and I should stop :). But I am stuck
at a
very weird issue. Here is an excerpt from my erb file

<% display_invisible_content = !icon.nil? or (render_detach and
entity.mounted?) %>

(I have certain, non mountable, entities which do not have mounted?
method.
It should not have been a problem because the render_detach is true only
for
mountable entities)

I have tested this writing a view spec and exercising the case where
icon is
nil and render_detach is false. The spec passed w/o calling the mounted?
method on entity.

When I come across the same scenario on the Rails UI (running in dev
mode),
the mounted? method is called on entity despite render_detach being
false!!!

How is this possible?

Pradeep


#2

Ooops. Perils of coding late in the day. render_detach boolean was
indeed ‘true’ :slight_smile: