Replace Temp with Chain
You are using a temporary variable to hold the result of an expression
Change the methods to support chaining, thus removing the need for a temp.
mock = Mock.new expectation = mock.expects(:a_method_name) expectation.with("arguments") expectation.returns([1, :array])
mock = Mock.new mock.expects(:a_method_name).with("arguments").returns([1, :array])