[rspec-users] Running specs in reverse

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 12:47:34 EST 2007


On Nov 11, 2007 11:01 AM, Alvin Schur <a.schur at nucleus.com> wrote:
>
> > On Nov 08, 2007, at 6:07 pm, Alvin Schur wrote:
> >
> >
> >> My goal is to detect inter-dependencies sooner than later...
> >>
> >
> >
> > I have to say I've NEVER run specs backwards.  Am I sitting on a time
> > bomb?  Are there subtle traps that can create inter-dependencies
> > between specs?  To look at my specs I would not assume that running
> > order matters - I don't think I've ever used before(:all) for example.
> >
> > Ashkey
> >
> Our team uses Test::Unit and numerous inter-dependencies have crept in.
> Our team is also slowly moving to rspec.
>
> Part of resolving the inter-dependencies is:
>
> 1) education
> 2) early detection
>
> I don't want to be the "dependency police" particularly if rspec can do
> the job automatically for everyone on the team.

Well - I don't think rspec should do this implicitly - that might
cause quite a bit of confusion for unsuspecting devs trying to debug.

I command line arg like --toggle_reverse might work - but you'll have
to submit a feature request in the tracker and probably a patch if you
want to see it any time soon. Very low priority on my list.

>
> Alvin.
>
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