[rspec-users] using YAML for --failures and --examples

Scott Taylor mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com
Wed Apr 11 10:38:20 EDT 2007


On Apr 10, 2007, at 5:12 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> On 4/10/07, Scott Taylor <mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com> wrote:
>>
>> As it is currently, in trunk, --failures and --examples except a text
>> file, each line containing the name of a spec.
>>
>> I'm wondering: Would a a patch to use YAML (instead or as well as)
>> plain text be welcomed?  I'm thinking of a yaml file like the  
>> following:
>>
>> spec_file_1:
>>    file: spec/person_spec.rb
>>    specs:
>>      - should have first name
>>      - should provide email address
>>
>> spec_file_2:
>>    file: spec/client_spec.rb
>>    specs:
>>      - should have meeting on monday
>>      - should drink on friday
>>
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>
> What benefit would this provide?

It would only provide a benefit in a large spec suite, and as long as  
each spec file contains more than one describe/context block.

Scott



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