[rspec-users] [ANN] rspec_todo -- spec'ing backwards

s.ross cwdinfo at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 14:45:20 EDT 2007

While the spirit of BDD is to spec first and code second, many of us  
have legacy code. Worse, some of us have legacy code without very  
good coverage. Recognizing that *I* have such code, I created a  
script that grinds through your .rb files and creates placeholder  
specs for each public method.

While it is more sensible to spec behavior of code function than of  
individual methods, this tool can help jump start a transition to  
that wonderful place. Comments welcome (and please be kind about the  
code -- I know it needs refactoring :).



Excerpt from the readme:

Usage is:

   ruby spec_todo.rb <options> <files>

Options are:

   -m -- Wrap each file's spec in a module

   -u -- Use "it" with a block and a pending method rather than a "it"

So, for example, I might use it as follows:

   ruby spec_todo.rb app/models/* app/controllers/*

Here is a brief example of the output of this tool:

       # File: app/controllers/contact_controller_spec.rb

       require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper'

       describe "A ContactController" do
         it "should do something sensible with index."
         it "should do something sensible with thank_you."

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