It’s interesting that this thread has started because I just ran into
The error I got was:
NoMethodError in ‘Signup she be a valid mac address’
protected method `normalize_mac’ called for #Signup:0x408c0434
Here’s the spec:
describe Signup do
@signup = Signup.new
it “she be a valid mac address” do
@signup.mac_address = “00-11-22-33-44-55-66”
normalized = @signup.normalize_mac(@signup.mac_address)
@signup.mac_address.should == normalized
I have a model that has mac_address attribute. In the before
validation, I wanted to make the mac address have colons( instead of
whatever the user typed in which could have spaces between, dashes,
nothing at all.
My thought was to just remove all of those special characters validate
it against a regex then if it passed the regex check produce the mac
address with the colons included.
And, if I understand it properly, Pat’s statement is saying that I
really shouldn’t be protecting that method…which would fix my problem.
So my question is then, how do you know when to use protected and
private or do I just do what Rick suggested and use send?
I just realized this isn’t really an rspec question…so I’ll just move