[rspec-users] Spec Server on Windows - missing fork

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 00:04:42 EDT 2008

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 9:04 PM, Mark Wilden <mark.wilden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> spec_server is one of the hidden gems of the RSpec world. It's not
>> completely a slam-dunk to use, and I know people who don't use it because of
>> various problems, but it's worth working through those problems, especially
>> if you do T/BDD.
> Yes, is a hidden gem but also have is own glitches.
> One is the lack of possiblity to actually quit gracefully (they need
> to trap INT and properly stop the DRb server.

Patches welcome!

> Second and trickest one is reloading of the environment. Right now if
> you change parts that are outside the reload mechanism of Rails,
> spec_server will fail. Haven't had time to investigate into it, sorry.
> The other one is related to ANSI escape, at least on Windows.
> spec_server takes spec/spec.opts and enable ANSI colors if the option
> is present, but that still confuses script/spec -X and generate
> garbage.
>> I've set up a vim script that runs just the current spec, where "current" is
>> defined as "the last spec the cursor was on" (even if you're editing the
>> model or whatever). Wherever I am, I can just hit Ctrl-X and see the results
>> of the test almost instantly. Beat that, TextMate!
> I use autotest, I just save the file and it's executed, then I get the
> total test results without distraction, beat that ;-)
> Regards,
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