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Adam Milligan

Warn when parameters to functional test requests have improper values

Reported by Adam Milligan | August 2nd, 2009 @ 07:52 AM | in 3.0.2

This is a replacement for the ticket here.

In that previous ticket I made the argument that functional tests shouldn't allow passing parameters with values that wouldn't come from an HTTP request; the patch I provided threw exceptions in such cases. This patch defaults to displaying a warning message for parameters with improper values. I also added support for modifying this behavior via class methods on ActionController::TestCase. Specifically, if you want exceptions then you can use ActionController::TestCase.treat_parameter_type_warnings_as_errors. If you choose to live your life in fear you can use ActionController::TestCase.ignore_parameter_type_warnings.

I removed changes I made in my previous patch to fix tests that were passing non-string values. Therefore, this patch causes a fair number of warning messages (the default) in the ActionPack test suite. I'll leave it up to general opinion whether to leave these warnings, silence them, or fix them.

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