[rspec-users] cucumber custom formatters

Emmanuel Pinault seatmanu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 19:37:05 EST 2008

OK, I think I figured out the problem.

I had the following

module Cucumber
   module Formatters
     class MyFormatter

As soon I as removed it from that module, then it started to work. I
am not seeing different call and steps in the visitor printing ...
maybe a nice simple example of create a formatter would have helped



On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 4:22 PM, Emmanuel Pinault <seatmanu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is the explanation of --format not clear? Have you tried:
> cucumber -r my_formatter -f MyFormatter mytest.feature
> Yes, I tried that too and it is not working still. I started to digg in the
> cli.rb and clearly there is a registration process happening in the
> build_formatter_broadcaster.
> But somehow it is not finding my formatter .. trying to debug it more
>> also, is there a place to understand all the available hooks and order
>> they are called? Looking at the html, pretty and progress , I can see a lot
>> of available hooks with some that requires to call an accept method...
> What do you mean by hooks? This?
> http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/wikis/hooks
> Sorry I should have been more clear about the hooks.. I meant the formatter
> hooks. I see the main one used in the pretty_formatter and that are called
> by the executor. But It seems in the html_formatter that you are even using
> some other hook (likely those are called during the tree parsing ... just a
> guess) but cannot see all the one that are available and when. I am actually
> writing formatter to understand the order of calls.
> #accept is part of the internal API to traverse the internal structure of
> features. It's using the visitor pattern. Are you familiar with that?
> Yes  I am and notice you use that pattern but I am not familiar with
> treetop. But seems a bit complicated for a custom reporter to have to mess
> with that. the HTML Report clearly will break without those calls at the
> right place...
> so a simple diagram would hel understanding how calls are made. Once I am
> able to rrun that custom report, I can try to make one and send it to you to
> add to the wiki
> Thanks
> Emmannuel
> Aslak
>> Any ideas?
>> Thanks
>> Emmanuel
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