[Rake-devel] Accessing TestTasks (did this post?)

Zach Dennis zach.dennis at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 18:45:02 EDT 2006

Please ignore this, I was making a silly mistake. I can alter the RUBYOPT
environment variable without needing to change rake. Sorry for the noise,


On 10/16/06, Zach Dennis <zach.dennis at gmail.com> wrote:
> I dont' know if this posted. I tried to send it last week, but I never
> saw it come through.. .if this is a double post I apologize. If you do
> see this could someone reply so I know that  I am actually getting
> through?
> Thanks, Zach
> I am extending another library which has it's own rakefile of tasks
> and testtasks. I want hook into those TestTasks and supply some
> additional options so I can verify my extended functionality doesn't
> break functionality in the original library.
> I know in my Rakefile I can load the other Rakefile, and access it's
> Rake::Tasks, but I cannot access any TestTasks. I have done a small
> hack to rake's testtask.rb file which makes use of the RUBYOPTS
> variable (much like TESTOPTS). This works, however it requires that I
> modify rake.
> Is there an existing solution to do this, or could I ask for feature
> request / submit a patch for this to get added to Rake?
> The exact scenario I have is I am extending ActiveRecord. ActiveRecord
> defines many of its own Rake::TestTask's for use with several database
> adapter. For example to test ActiveRecord with mysql you run "rake
> test_mysql".  In my application I am defining a task
> "test:activerecord:mysql" which tests my library against the same rake
> tasks as the "rake test_mysql" ran. Since the default TestTask loader
> just runs a new ruby interpretor I wanted to add that it required my '
> init.rb' file before running the tests.
> I ultimately am looking for behavior where running a TestTask which
> would run "ruby -Ilib test_file.rb" would possibly run "ruby -r
> init.rb -Ilib test_file.rb".
> Thanks,
> Zach Dennis
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