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Project: RSpec Mocks 2.11

Stub Defined Constant

Use stub_const to stub constants. When the constant is already defined,
the stubbed value will replace the original value for the duration of the
example.

Scenarios
Stub top-level constant
Given
a file named "stub_const_spec.rb" with:
FOO = 7

describe "stubbing FOO" do
  it "can stub FOO with a different value" do
    stub_const("FOO", 5)
    FOO.should eq(5)
  end

  it "restores the stubbed constant when the example completes" do
    FOO.should eq(7)
  end
end
When
I run rspec stub_const_spec.rb
Then
the examples should all pass
Stub nested constant
Given
a file named "stub_const_spec.rb" with:
module MyGem
  class SomeClass
    FOO = 7
  end
end

module MyGem
  describe SomeClass do
    it "stubs the nested constant when it is fully qualified" do
      stub_const("MyGem::SomeClass::FOO", 5)
      SomeClass::FOO.should eq(5)
    end
  end
end
When
I run rspec stub_const_spec.rb
Then
the examples should all pass
Transfer nested constants
Given
a file named "stub_const_spec.rb" with:
module MyGem
  class SomeClass
    FOO = 7
  end
end

module MyGem
  describe SomeClass do
    let(:fake_class) { Class.new }

    it "does not transfer nested constants by default" do
      stub_const("MyGem::SomeClass", fake_class)
      expect { SomeClass::FOO }.to raise_error(NameError)
    end

    it "transfers nested constants when using :transfer_nested_constants => true" do
      stub_const("MyGem::SomeClass", fake_class, :transfer_nested_constants => true)
      SomeClass::FOO.should eq(7)
    end

    it "can specify a list of nested constants to transfer" do
      stub_const("MyGem::SomeClass", fake_class, :transfer_nested_constants => [:FOO])
      SomeClass::FOO.should eq(7)
    end
  end
end
When
I run rspec stub_const_spec.rb
Then
the examples should all pass

Last published about 4 years ago by dchelimsky.