[rspec-users] spec'ing the existence of #require

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 15:58:10 EDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Chuck Remes <cremes.devlist at mac.com> wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Scott Taylor wrote:
>> On Aug 31, 2008, at 10:36 AM, Chuck Remes wrote:
>>> I looked through the mailing list archive but unfortunately my search
>>> terms are too generic (spec and require...).
>>> I am writing ruby code that runs under jruby in an embedded environment.
>>> Periodically I will install new code that passes all specs only to have it
>>> fail when it can't find a new class I defined (missing #require).
>>> My spec_helper.rb file does a wildcard search and loads all rb files in
>>> the tree,
>> Why?  Why don't you just have it load lib/your_project_name.rb, which
>> requires everything else?
> I don't know. Is that the right way to do it? The way I am doing it now
> mimics how the rspec gem includes all of the rspec files for testing,

It does? What I see is that the spec files all include spec_helper.rb,
which, in turn, adds lib to the path and then requires 'spec'. What
are you thinking of when you say the gem includes all the files for

> so I
> took that as an accepted practice. I'll be happy to try your method if it
> doesn't have a hidden gotcha too.
> cr
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