[rspec-users] cucumber custom formatters

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 19:41:16 EST 2008


On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 1:22 AM, 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
>

You're right. And one of my first goals is to make it simpler. I started to
investigate a new internal design for Cucumber today that will make several
things easier - among them custom formatters. More info as I make progress.

Aslak


> 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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