[rspec-users] Common setup code and naming specifications

Bob Cotton bob.cotton at rallydev.com
Thu Jan 4 22:42:48 EST 2007

Bryan Liles <bryan at osesm.com> writes:

> On Jan 4, 2007, at 6:34 PM, Bob Cotton wrote:
>> What about:
>> module LoggedIn
>>   def setup
>>     session[:logged_in] = true
>>   end
>> end
>> context "..." do
>>   include LoggedIn
>> end
> With this method, don't you lose access to setup?  Seems like a lot  
> to lose just to gain a a login mixin.

Sorry, LoggedIn should have been a class:

class One
  def setup
    puts "in setup one"

context "context with inherit" do
  inherit One

  setup do
    puts "in context setup"

  specify "some specify" do
    puts "in specify"

$ spec foo_spec..rb

in setup one
in context setup
in specify

I do agree with David, that some duplication in test code is ok. It
would be easy to get the LoggedIn class buried up the inheritance
hierarchy where it can't be seen.

But if it's the only superclass of the context, and it's visible, and
it named correctly, this will save you some typing.


Bob Cotton
Test Architect -- Rally Software -- rallydev.com

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