In /ruby you have a lot of flexibility in writing code, this includes possibility to not
initialize an object.
I use this for testing my initializers, here are some examples how to do it.
Lets start with ruby class:
class TestMe attr_reader :value def initialize(value = nil) @value = value end end
It’s a simple example where only
initialize can set a
value, usually you use more advanced code, but this is just a minimal example.
Now lets test it:
describe TestMe do subject do TestMe.allocate end it "has default value" do subject.send :initialize subject.value.must_equal nil end it "sets value" do subject.send :initialize, 3 subject.value.must_equal 3 end end
For more real live examples of allocate check