[rspec-users] describe scope

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 17:01:35 EST 2007


On 11/21/07, Mark Van De Vyver <mvyver at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>

No idea, because you forgot to attach any output from RSpec ;-)

> # 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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> > >
> >
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