Module: ActiveSupport::Testing::ConstantStubbing

Included in:
ActiveSupport::TestCase
Defined in:
activesupport/lib/active_support/testing/constant_stubbing.rb

Instance Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Details

#stub_const(klass, constant, new_value) ⇒ Object

Changes the value of a constant for the duration of a block. Example:

# World::List::Import::LARGE_IMPORT_THRESHOLD = 5000
stub_const(World::List::Import, :LARGE_IMPORT_THRESHOLD, 1) do
  assert_equal 1, World::List::Import::LARGE_IMPORT_THRESHOLD
end

assert_equal 5000, World::List::Import::LARGE_IMPORT_THRESHOLD = 5000

Using this method rather than forcing World::List::Import::LARGE_IMPORT_THRESHOLD = 5000 prevents warnings from being thrown, and ensures that the old value is returned after the test has completed.

Note: Stubbing a const will stub it across all threads. So if you have concurrent threads (like separate test suites running in parallel) that all depend on the same constant, it's possible divergent stubbing will trample on each other.


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# File 'activesupport/lib/active_support/testing/constant_stubbing.rb', line 21

def stub_const(klass, constant, new_value)
  old_value = klass.const_get(constant)
  klass.send(:remove_const, constant)
  klass.const_set(constant, new_value)
  yield
ensure
  klass.send(:remove_const, constant)
  klass.const_set(constant, old_value)
end