[rspec-users] best way to modify spec (the command-line tool)?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 11:37:23 EST 2008


On Jan 4, 2008 10:14 AM, Ben Mabey <ben at benmabey.com> wrote:
> On rspec's specs I have noticed they have a profiling flag that they
> pass into the spec command.  What is does is print out the longest specs
> with there times. So you may not have to rewrite this.. I have tried
> using the flag on my own projects but it didn't work.  Maybe someone
> from the dev team could enlighten us on how to use that nifty trick?

It should just work with --format profile. What are you experiencing
when you do that?

>
> -Ben
>
>
> Giles Bowkett wrote:
> > Hi all, where I work we've cooked up a kind of ghetto profiler for our
> > specs. It basically just does this:
> >
> > time = Time.now
> > # run the spec
> > puts "woah! dude. long spec." if time > 1.second
> >
> > I'm simplifying here. I think the threshold is actually 0.1 seconds,
> > and we use more precise language, and highlight the spec in red via
> > terminal colors, etc.
> >
> > But the way it works is a bit ghetto. We just manually hacked it onto
> > the Rails example groups (it's a Rails project) and then added a shell
> > env var to turn it on and off.
> >
> > What's the cleanest way to implement this? Add a -profiling
> > command-line flag to spec itself? Is there a single point of entry and
> > exit for running individual specs that I can put the code around? It's
> > currently manually hacked onto each example group individually and it
> > seems a bit untidy.
> >
> >
>
>
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