I'm adding more rspec testing to my app and would like to test a ScoringMethods module, which is in /lib/scoring_methods.rb. So I added a /spec/lib directory and added scoring_methods_spec.rb there. I required spec_helper and set up the describe block as so:
require File.expand_path(File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper') describe ScoringMethods do describe "should have scorePublicContest method" do methods = ScoringMethods.instance_methods methods.should match(/scorePublicContest/) end end
methods is a String and there is no problem matching the public method name with the regular expression. And the relative path to "spec_helper" is correct.
The problem is that the entire setup doesn't seem to use the rspec library.
Running the example yields:
./spec/lib/scoring_methods_spec.rb:7: undefined method `match' for Spec::Rails::Example::RailsExampleGroup::Subclass_1::Subclass_1:Class (NoMethodError) ...
The entire Expectation and Matcher support seems to be missing. To test my supposition, I changed a working helper spec by replacing "is_instance_of" to "is_foobar_of". That test simply fails and says "is_foobar_of" is not a method of the targeted object; that it, this entire Spec::Rails::Example… hierarchy isn't present.
I've tried using other matchers as well. I've tried "be_instance_of" and some others. It seems that I'm not including the rspec library properly.
Finally, ScoringMethods is a module, just the same way Helpers are modules. So I thought that it would be possible to test a module (as opposed to classes, such as Controllers and Models).
I'd greatly appreciate your thoughts on what I've done wrong. Perhaps there is a more effective way of testing library modules? Thanks!