[rspec-users] describe scope

Mark Van De Vyver mvyver at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:53:05 EST 2007


Hi,
Thanks for the prompt responses...

On Nov 22, 2007 1:18 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2007 1:07 AM, Mark Van De Vyver <mvyver at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Googling 'RSpec describe scope' didn't yield much, so apologies if
> > this question has been dealt with.
> >
> > It seem well known that a ruby class is 'visible' between describes,
> > and if this is a problem then you should use some counter as prefix or
> > suffix:
> > 'class Item_001; ... end'
> >
> > Is there any work underway, or sheduled release where classes will
> > exist only in the scope they are defined?
>
> This has never been brought up before. Feel free to submit a feature
> request at http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/.
>
> > Writing spec's for Og is where this becomes an issue because Og will
> > grab _all_ manageble objects it can 'see'... all sorts of PITA can
> > arise.
>
> I found this:
>
> http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/6924

I thought to make a feature request with a spec, any comments on why
the following fails

# rspec example
require 'spec'

module Example
  describe "RSpec " do
    before(:each) do
        class ::Item
         attr_accessor :name
        end
    end

    it "should not raise error on defined?" do
      lambda{defined?("Item")}.should_not raise_error
    end
    it "should be defined after being removed" do
      defined?("Item").should == "constant"
    end

    after(:each) do
      Kernel.remove_const("Item")
    end
  end
end # rspec example


Appreciate any comments.
Mark

> So you could, in theory, monkey patch ExampleGroupMethods (in trunk
> 2937 - these names are changing a bit, so keep an eye out) to remove
> the defined constant
>
> >
> > Thanks for all the great work, T/BDD definitely is a brilliant way to
> > work, and RSpec makes it painless, esp for us amatuers :)
>
> That's what we want to hear! Thanks.
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>
> >
> > Mark
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