Would I add static mocking to Rhino Mocks?
Eli Lopian joined the discussion about Mocks, Statics and the automatic rejection some people have of Type Mock and its capabilities.
Here is the deal.
- I don't like the idea of mocking statics.
- Given a patch that would add this capability to Rhino Mocks *, I would apply it in a heartbeat.
Hm... that seems inconsistent of me...
Leaving aside the fact that I feel no urging need to be internally consistent, I don't have an issue with the feature itself. Mocking statics is not inherently bad. What I consider bad is the reliance of such a feature to write highly coupled code.
It is more an issue of guidance and form than a matter of actual features.
* Note that I said, "given a patch", the feature is not actually interesting enough for me to spend time implementing it.