[rspec-users] Test data problem (in general and with acts_as_tree)

Max Williams toastkid.williams at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 09:31:17 EST 2008


hehe, tbh even if the documentation had been there i probably wouldn't have
read it :)

thanks!

On 26/02/2008, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 8:08 AM, Max Williams
>
> <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On 26/02/2008, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 7:39 AM, Max Williams
> > > <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > This does not happen for you implicitly when you use before(:all)
> > > because there is no mechanism for running a group of examples in a
> > > transaction.
> >
> > ah...i see.  I didn't know about that last bit. :)
>
>
> FYI: http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/5645-rspec/tickets/310
>
> Cheers,
>
> David
>
>
> >
> > > > My problem, though, is that the data is left over from the last time
> (in
> > > > fact all previous times) that i ran the spec file, where i thought
> that
> > it
> > > > was cleared out.  Do i need to explicitly tell the database to clear
> all
> > the
> > > > records in an 'after' block?
> > >
> > >
> > > Yes.  If you want to use before(:all) to set up data, you need to use
> > > after(:all) to clean it up explicitly.
> > >
> > > Please beware that this approach is extremely error prone over time.
> > > If you ever introduce a side effect (intentionally or accidentally)
> > > that modifies the data, you're going to look at the spec, see the data
> > > you're setting up and incorrectly think that that's the data every
> > > example is using. It is much, much safer (and more sane) to use
> > > before(:each) even though it may slow things down a bit.
> >
> > Gotcha.  Thanks!
> >
> > > HTH,
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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