[rspec-users] AutoTest / Rspec - "stack level too deep"

Scott Taylor mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com
Wed Dec 5 10:48:03 EST 2007


On Dec 5, 2007, at 10:37 AM, Matthew Lins wrote:

> On 12/4/07 2:53 PM, "Shane Mingins" <smingins at elctech.com> wrote:
>
>> On 5/12/2007, at 9:43 AM, Matthew Lins wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm running AutoTest with Rspec on a Rails application.
>>>
>>> Every 20 or so runs I get "stack level too deep" on one particular
>>> controller stub.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> So this spec fails when you just run it??  I was a little unsure if
>> you are having a problem with autotest or with your spec ... it
>> seemed the later?
>
> No I think its a combination of Autotest and Rspec.
>
> Let me summarize:
>
> - I have Autotest running constantly with Rspec on a Rails app
>
> - When I start Autotest it'll run all my tests, ALL PASS
>
> - After making changes to code, Autotest detects such and runs the  
> tests
>   again for the specific file I'm editing ( a controller in this case)
>
> - After about 10-20 changes(Autotest runs the specs each time), I  
> get a
>   bunch of errors ("stack level too deep") on my controller mocks  
> and stubs.
>
> The only way I can cure this, is by restarting AutoTest. Then in  
> 10-20 more
> changes it'll happen again.
>
> It's very frustrating.
>
> If anyone can even give me a clue, I'd be very grateful.
>
> Let me know if I can provide any more information, sorry if I'm  
> doing a poor
> job of explaining the problem.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Matt

It would probably be helpful to see the stack trace.

Scott



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