Change Log

0.12.0 (2022-02-08)

Fixed a bug where defective mock functions would be incorrectly classified as unmocked functions, this would engage the passthrough functionality and call the original function.

If a passthrough mock function's implementation raised BadArityError or FunctionClauseError it would be incorrectly classified by the mock system as an unmocked function. The internal mechanisms have been updated to differentiate between exceptions arising directly from the function call vs exceptions in caused by executing the code in the function.

Added a new debug/0,1 facility that can be used to enable library level debugging in for a test function. This functionality can also be controlled by the :patch :debug configuration value.

Features

  • 🎁 - debug/0,1 has been added. By default it will enable debugging for the test it is invoked in. If debugging has been enabled suite wide via the :patch :debug configuration value, then debug/1 can be used with the argument false to disable testing for the test it is invoked in.

Bugfixes

  • 🐞 - Fixed the issue where defective mocks would cause the mock system to call the original function.

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - [CI] Updated CI tests from 1.12.2 to 1.12.3 and added 1.13.2 tests to the compatibility matrix.

Breaking Changes

None

0.11.0 (2022-01-21)

New private/2 macro to assist with using exposed functions.

Introduces "Tagged Histories" to prevent a race condition that causes confusing output when using Patch assertions.

Race Condition Description:

  1. Assertion function checks the history for a matching call, none is found.
  2. Assertion function pulls the history to format an error message.

Between 1 and 2 if a matching call arrived then the assertion would fail but print out a message with a matching call.

This race condition has been defeated by only pulling the history once and using it for both checking for the existence of a call and formatting an error message.

In addition a bunch of code that was littering Patch.Mock has been moved to a more appropriate location by introducing the concept of a "Tagged History" (Patch.Mock.History.Tagged)

Tagged Histories have the same entries as a History. One generates a Tagged History from a History and some matching criteria. Ever entry in the Tagged History is the entry from the History tagged with a boolean that indicates whether or not it matched the construction criteria.

Features

  • 🎁 - private/2 has been added, it's similar to private/1 but allows the test author to pipe a value into private/2 and have it end up in the call that's being wrapped.

Bugfixes

  • 🐞 - Fixed the behavior of Patch Assertion functions to prevent the race condition described above.

Breaking Changes

None

0.10.2 (2022-01-20)

Major fix to Patch.Mock.Code.Transforms.Remote. Previously this transform completely ignored remote calls. This would cause an issue when one of the arguments to the remote call was itself a local call. This has been corrected and the Patch.Test.User.Patch.LocalCallTest was updated to prevent regressions.

Bugfixes

0.10.1 (2021-12-07)

Minor fix to .formatter.exs. Exported format options were not being honored because of a typo, export is the honored key but exports was being used.

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - [Change Log] Removed sections that have no content, except for Breaking Changes. Sections will only be included in the Change Log if some change has actually occurred. To aid developers upgrading where between versions where breaking changes are allowed, Breaking Changes will be included when there are no breaking changes with the description None to clearly indicate that no breaking changes have occurred.

    Bugfixes

  • 🐞 - Fixed the .formatter.exs so assertion functions won't be parenthesized by projects using import_deps

0.10.0 (2021-12-05)

Changes how function patches work by introducing "Stacked Callables."

Stacked Callables are a large new feature that builds on the passthrough evaluation feature introduced in v0.9.0.

Chapter 2 of the Guidebook has a new section that explains this design in detail.

Breaking Changes

  • 💔 - Subsequent calls to patch a function with a callable result in the callables stacking. This may break some tests if the tests rely on one callable completely replacing the previous callable. Use restore/2 to clear the manually clear the previous callable.

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Stacked Callables provide a more ergonomic way to deal with multiple arities than the previous solution of using :list dispatch. See Stacking and Multiple Arities
  • ⬆️ - Stacked Callables provide a more composable way to deal with multiple patches that rely on pattern matching. See Stacking and Matching
  • ⬆️ - callable/2 now allows the caller to configured both the dispatch mode and the evaluation mode. This provides a cleaner upgrade path for anyone impacted by the breaking change introduced in v0.9.0. Using evaluate: :strict on a callable will make the callable act like a pre-v0.9.0 callable.

Features

  • 🎁 - restore/2 has been added, it's similar to restore/1 but allows the test author to restore a function in a module instead of the entire module.
  • 🎁 - callable/2 has a new clause that accepts a Keyword.t of options. Supports dispatch which has the current dispatch modes (:apply, the default, or :list) as well as a new option evaluate which accepts either :passthrough (the default) or :strict. Strict evaluation behaves like pre-v0.9.0

Deprecations

  • ⚠️ - callable/2 will still accept an atom as the second argument. When it is provided it will be used as the dispatch mode and the evaluate mode will be set to passthrough (the default). This is a candidate for removal in future versions.

0.9.0 (2021-12-02)

Changes how function patches work so that the test author can only patch out a subset of function calls.

Breaking Changes

  • 💔 - When patching a function, calls that fail to match the patched function's clauses will passthrough to the original code. Tests that relied on the old behavior should add a catch-all clause.

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Improved experience when working with complex functions. Consider a callback function like GenServer.handle_call/3, a test author may wish to only patch out certain messages, allowing other messages to pass through to the original code. This is now supported, when a patched function fails to match because of either BadArityError or FunctionClauseError the original code will be called instead.

0.8.2 (2021-11-12)

Bugfix for handling module attributes in Call Assertions.

Bugfixes

  • 🐞 - Fix in Patch.Macro to properly handle module attributes when matching.

0.8.1 (2021-11-12)

Bugfix for handling modules with aggregate compile attributes. This fixes a codegen bug introduced in 0.8.0.

Bugfixes

0.8.0 (2021-11-11)

Improved call assertion to use full pattern matching. Pattern matching works like ExUnit's assert_receive/3 and assert_received/2. Unpinned variables will be bound when asserting.

Breaking Changes

  • 💔 - Matching has been improved to use full pattern semantics. Call matching that uses :_ should be updated to _. Call assertions can now use the full range of Elixir pattern matching.
  • 💔 - inject/3 has been renamed to replace/3

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Call Assertions now support full pattern matching.
  • ⬆️ - [Internal] Code Freezer for freezing the modules that Patch uses so test authors can patch modules Patch relies on without breaking the library.

Features

  • 🎁 - Renamed inject/3 to replace/3 which better conveys its functionality
  • 🎁 - Added inject/4 which injects a listener into a running process.

Bugfixes

  • 🐞 - Code Freezer fixes a bug where patching GenServer caused Patch to deadlock.

Removals

  • ⛔️ - inject/3 was removed and renamed to replace/3

0.7.0 (2021-10-21)

Support for call counts in assertions. assert_called/1 and refute_called/1 are unchanged.

Breaking Changes

None

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Exception messages have been improved to clearly indicate which calls have matched.
  • ⬆️ - Assertion Macros have been refactored to minimize injected code in line with Elixir best practices. Macros now defer to Patch.Assertions
  • ⬆️ - Increased test coverage for assertions including improved message formatting.

Features

  • 🎁 - Added the assert_any_call/1 macro. This is now the preferred over assert_any_call/2, it allows the test author to write assert_any_call Module.function instead of assert_any_call Module, :function
  • 🎁 - Added the assert_called/2 assertion. The second argument is a call count, this assertion will only pass if there is exactly call count matching calls.
  • 🎁 - Added the assert_called_once/1 assertion. This assertion only passes if there is one and only one matching call.
  • 🎁 - Added the refute_any_call/1 macro. This is now preferred over refute_any_call/2, it allows the test author to write refute_any_call Module.function instead of refute_any_call Module, :function
  • 🎁 - Added the refute_called/2 assertion. The second argument is a call count, this assertion will pass as long as the number of matching calls does not equal the provided call count.
  • 🎁 - Added the refute_called_once/1 assertion. This assertion will pass if there are any number of matching calls besides 1.

Deprecations

  • ⚠️ - Soft Deprecation for assert_any_call/2. This function is not slated for removal but should be reserved for advanced use cases. Test authors should prefer assert_any_call/1 when possible.
  • ⚠️ - Soft Deprecation for refute_any_call/2. This function is not slated for removal but should be reserved for advanced use cases. Test authors should prefer refute_any_call/1 when possible.

0.6.1 (2021-10-17)

Minor release to improve the documentation and reduce the scope of imported symbols from Patch.Mock.Value.

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - [Documentation] Guide Book broken into Chapters, additional information about core concepts.

Removals

  • ⛔️ - Patch.Mock.Value.advance/1 and Patch.Mock.Value.next/2 used to be imported into the test when use Patch was present. This was an oversight and these two functions are not meant to be called directly by the test author, the imports have been reduced to remove these symbols.

0.6.0 (2021-10-16)

Major internal refactor. This version removes meck as a dependency and implements a Patch specific replacement, Patch.Mock. This allows us to have a new set of functionality that no other mocking library for Elixir / Erlang has today.

Patch Mocks can now be said to obey a single simple rule, public or private, local or remote.

A patched function always returns the mock value to all callers.

Two new bits of functionality make this true.

  1. All calls, local or remote, end up intercepted and the mock value returned.
  2. Private functions can be mocked.

And as a bonus

  1. Private functions can be converted into public functions for direct testing.

Breaking Changes

  • 💔 - Matching semantics have changed since meck is no longer the matching engine. Matching is now literal instead of pseudo-matching, upgrade to version 0.8.0+ for improved matching.

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - [Internal] Patch.Mock introduced to replace meck
  • ⬆️ - [Documentation] README revamped again, new Super Powers documentation and Guide Book.

Features

  • 🎁 - Added the expose/2 function to support testing private functions.
  • 🎁 - Added the history/1,2 function so the history of calls to a mock can be retrieved.
  • 🎁 - Added the private/1 macro to prevent compiler warnings when calling private functions.
  • 🎁 - Added the callable/1,2 value builder to create explicit callable mock values.
  • 🎁 - Added the cycle/1 value builder to create a cycle mock values.
  • 🎁 - Added the raises/1 value builder to cause a mocked function to raise a RuntimeError.
  • 🎁 - Added the raises/2 value builder to cause a mocked function to raise any other Exception.
  • 🎁 - Added the scalar/1 value builder to create explicit scalar mock values.
  • 🎁 - Added the sequence/1 value builder to create sequence mock values.
  • 🎁 - Added the throws/1 value builder to cause a mocked function to throw a value.

Removals

  • ⛔️ - [Dependency] meck was removed as a dependency

0.5.0 (2021-09-17)

Better support for mocking erlang modules

Breaking Changes

None

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - [Internal] patch.release task to simplify releasing new versions of the library
  • ⬆️ - Support for mocking erlang modules (both sticky and non-sticky)

Bugfixes

  • 🐞 - Mocking erlang modules actually works now

0.4.0 (2021-08-09)

Support for working with Processes

Breaking Changes

None

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - [Testing] Testing Matrix updated to latest versions of Elixir / OTP
  • ⬆️ - [Dependencies] meck updated to 0.9.2
  • ⬆️ - [Documentation] README revamped

Features

  • 🎁 - Added the listen/3 function to support listening to a process's messages
  • 🎁 - Added the inject/3 function to support updating the state of a running process.

    0.3.0 (2021-07-12)

Support for replacing a module wholesale via the fake/2 function

Breaking Changes

None

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - [Internal] Patch.Function.for_arity/2 now accepts an anonymous function it will call instead of a term to return.
  • ⬆️ - [Internal] Patch.find_functions/1 and Patch.find_arities/2 use __info__/1 now instead of doing 256 function_exported? checks per function.

Features

  • 🎁 - Added the fake/2 function to add support for module fakes.
  • 🎁 - Added the real/1 function so module fakes can call the real module.

0.2.0 (2021-03-03)

Removed Arity Limitations

Breaking Changes

None

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Removed the arity limitation, can now patch functions of any arity

Features

  • 🎁 - Added the assert_any_call/2 and refute_any_call/2 assertion functions

0.1.2 (2021-01-28)

Increased Elixir Compatibility

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Relaxed Elixir version requirement down to 1.7

0.1.1 (2020-04-27)

Bugfix Release

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Made the library actually work

Bugfixes

  • 🐞 - Bugfix to make the library actually work

0.1.0 (2020-04-21)

Initial Release

Breaking Changes

None

Improvements

  • ⬆️ - Patch released to the world. Easy to use and ergonomic Mocking for Elixir.

Features

  • 🎁 - patch/3 allows the patching of a module's function with a function.
  • 🎁 - patch/3 allows the patching of a module's function with a static return value.
  • 🎁 - spy/1 allows spying on a module.
  • 🎁 - restore/1 allows removing patches and spies from a module.
  • 🎁 - assert_called/1 allows for asserting that a patched or spied function has been called with the expected pattern of arguments.
  • 🎁 - refute_called/1 allows for refuting that a patched or spied function has been called with the expected pattern of arguments.