Using "return" in rspec test


#1

Hi,

I am still new to rspec and I wonder if anyone can give me some insight
about the problem I have encountered. I notice whenever I use “return”
in my test, it will skip all the examples and exit right out of my test
run. Here is a small example that demonstrate the problem:

describe “This tests uses return in my code” do
it “should print Hello” do
puts “Hello”
# skip some test scenario if product is in demo mode
if @product.demoMode?
return;
else
# rest of the test goes here.
end
end

it “should print hi” do
puts “hi”
end
end

With the above spec, the second “it should print hi” test will never get
executed.
I found it would be very useful to use “return” to skip some of the test
code if a particular scenario occurs. So I wonder if I cannot use
“return” to achieve this, is there any way I can workaround it?

Thanks,

–Gary


#2

Gary L. wrote:

describe “This tests uses return in my code” do
it “should print Hello” do
puts “Hello” # skip some test scenario if product is in
demo mode
if @product.demoMode?
return;

use ‘break’

(However, generally speaking, tests should either pass or fail, and they
should
not skip any blocks.)


Phlip


#3

On May 18, 2009, at 7:51 PM, Gary L. wrote:

puts "Hello"         # skip some test scenario if product is in  

end
Gary,
It’s better to not have an if/else in a test.

Why not try:

describe “This tests uses return in my code” do

context “in demo mode” do
@product.stub!(:demoMode?).and_return(true)
something.should be_true
end

context “not in demo mode” do
@product.stub!(:demoMode?).and_return(false)
something.should_not be_true
end

end


BJ Clark
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