Trivial controller spec fail

Hello RSpec community !

I’m a Ruby on Rails newby trying to get my first application running.
I already got some of the website running and now I’m writting the
tests to verify that everything works as expected and that it will
stay like that in future versions.
However I’m having a really hard time getting RSpec to run correctly.

Following the mailing list policy I have created a gist with:

system configuration.txt -> my gem list and spec version
teaser_controller.rb -> the 12 lines dummy controller
teaser_controller_spec.rb -> the 14 lines spec that fails
output.txt -> the error I get when I run “rake spec:controllers”, with
its traceback

My controller does
 def index
    render :teaser_v1
 end

def teaser_v1
 end

My spec does
 it “renders :teaser_v1” do
   get :index
 end

and then rake spec does
ArgumentError in ‘TeaserController GET index renders :teaser_v1’
wrong number of arguments (2 for 1)
/home/rodrigob/work/popster_work/popster_bzr/src/web/popster/app/controllers/teaser_controller.rb:6:in
index' /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.3.5/lib/action_controller/base.rb:1331:insend’

The teaser_controller just renders a static html files, no templates,
no partials, no nothing. Yet, the test fails.

I have created a side test project where I ran
ruby script/generate rspec_scaffold Stuff name:string category:name

and compared the created files with mines. But I still cannot see why
the test project specs pass, and mines do not.

Your help is very welcome.
Than you very much for creating such a nice specification tool.
I hope I will be able to use and contribute to it in the future.

Regards,
rodrigob.

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 5:11 AM, rodrigo benenson
[email protected] wrote:

Hello RSpec community !

Welcome, Rodrigo.

teaser_controller_spec.rb -> the 14 lines spec that fails
output.txt -> the error I get when I run “rake spec:controllers”, with
its traceback

http://gist.github.com/343339

My controller does
def index
render :teaser_v1

If you’re rendering another action in Rails, this should read:

render :action => “teaser_v1”

Take a look at
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/Base.html#M000658
for more info.

HTH,
David

If you’re rendering another action in Rails, this should read:
 render :action => “teaser_v1”

I changed the teaser_controller.rb as mentioned. It makes no
difference, I get the exact same error.
Please notice that, as mentioned, the application does run correctly.
I already tried it manually, the page does render as expected. Ruby
on Rails is happy with the code.

Thanks for the trial anyway.

The problem seems to be strictly related to the rspec testing
environment/method.

Anyone got another idea ? Another test I could do to figure this out ?

Regards,
rodrigob.

After hours searching the source of the problem I finally got it:
RubyAmf

http://code.google.com/p/rubyamf/issues/detail?id=85

this problem was already encountered in 2007
http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg02556.html

three years later I had the same problem (using the latest version of
rubyamf and everything else).

I’m discovering that ruby’s “super flexibility” can generate some very
nasty “across borders” effects.

I hope this email will help future rspec + rubyamf users.

Regards,
rodrigob.

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM, rodrigo benenson

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