[rspec-users] RSpec seems to be having a hard time loading Helper classes

Matt Patterson matt-lists at reprocessed.org
Thu Oct 11 04:46:06 EDT 2007

On 10 Oct 2007, at 22:45, Chris Olsen wrote:

> I am getting the error when I run the command: rake spec
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.4.2/lib/ 
> active_support/dependencies.rb:266:in
> `load_missing_constant': uninitialized constant ProjectsHelper
> "spec/helpers/projects_helper_spec.rb" "spec/models/project_spec.rb"

> +++++++++
> require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper'
> describe ProjectsHelper do # Helper methods can be called directly in
> the examples (it blocks)
> end
> +++++++++

So, it the problem is that the ProjectsHelper constant doesn't exist,  
which probably means that app/helpers/projects_helper doesn't exist,  
or doesn't declare the ProjectsHelper module.

It could, of course, also be a pluralisation problem, with  
ProjectsHelper being called in place of ProjectHelper.

Anyway, whatever it is, you need to make sure that the class/module  
name following 'describe' in your helper spec is actually defined  


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