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

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 11:16:56 EDT 2007


On 4/11/07, Scott Taylor <mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
>

What would we achieve with YAML that we can't do with plain text?

> Scott
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