[rspec-users] lines of code

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Wed May 23 11:53:32 EDT 2007


On 5/23/07, Jonathan Linowes <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
> I know this is probably a meaningless metric, but I'm new to TDD and
> would like to know what to expect in terms of lines of code of tests
> to lines of code in a "typical" rails app. It seems like it could be
> as much as 5:1 or more. Perhaps its more like   number of test
> methods : lines of code is closer to 1:1 ?

LOC ratios are meaningless.

I'd rather strive for 90% code coverage (rake spec:rcov). This doesn't
tell you that your specs are ok, but it tells you when they're not.

Also, using --heckle with RSpec can help you assert spec goodness.

Aslak

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