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Reloading classes in RSpec August 11, 2008

Posted by John Dewey in Code, Example, RSpec, Ruby.

I had a class where methods could change a class variable’s structure on load. However, RSpec doesn’t reload a class, so testing
these methods is difficult.

One can reload a class inside RSpec by adding a before task:

describe SimplyTabby, "remove_system_information class method" do
  before(:each) do
    Object.send(:remove_const, 'Clazz')
    load 'clazz.rb'

  it "should ..."


1. Steve - April 4, 2010

Thanks. This solved a problem with simple model validations not working. Seems ridiculous that this was the solution.

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