Question about rspec assigns

Hi folks,

I’m using rspec for a Rails project and keep seeing the “assigns” method
in
the “writing specs” portion of the documentation, yet I don’t see
“assigns”
in the rdoc and I can’t seem to find an explicit definition what it
does.
Would someone be able to tell me what exactly “assigns” does?

Thanks!
Daniel

On 11/14/06, Daniel H. [email protected]
wrote:

Hi folks,

I’m using rspec for a Rails project and keep seeing the “assigns” method in
the “writing specs” portion of the documentation, yet I don’t see “assigns”
in the rdoc and I can’t seem to find an explicit definition what it does.
Would someone be able to tell me what exactly “assigns” does?

Assigns is a feature RSpec borrows from the regular Rails test/unit
helpers.
In a controller spec, assigns[:blah] points at the @blah instance
variable.
Useful for setting expectations on what the controller will do with
your request.

Also, this is probably better suited for the RSpec mailing list.

Thanks!

Sorry for asking here - the rspec forum on rubyforge
(http://rubyforge.org/forum/?group_id=797) was pretty barren, but now I
see
how to joing the mailing list - thanks again!

Daniel

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