[rspec-users] changes in rspec's trunk and autotest

Tim Glen tim at pivotib.com
Fri Jan 11 12:36:25 EST 2008


very cool.

Funny enough, I never knew this functionality even existed - it was  
just getting clobbered all this time.
Now I see ~10 files that actually need specs, which were totally  
getting missed before!

thanks,
tim

On 11-Jan-08, at 10:56 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> On Jan 11, 2008 9:52 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 11, 2008 9:45 AM, Tim Glen <tim at pivotib.com> wrote:
>>> since i'm on rspec trunk, I applied your patch and ran into a little
>>> issue. All my specs still run but it seems to be looking at and
>>> "attempting" all of my hidden files and directories (and some other
>>> stuff too?):
>>> <snippet>
>>> Dunno! Capfile
>>> Dunno! app/helpers/.svn/format
>>> Dunno! app/views/sales/.svn/text-base/edit.html.erb.svn-base
>>> Dunno! tmp/sessions/.svn/dir-prop-base
>>> Dunno! app/helpers/.svn/README.txt
>>> Dunno! app/helpers/.svn/wcprops/stores_helper.rb.svn-work
>>> Dunno! app/views/users/.svn/entries
>>> Dunno! app/.DS_Store
>>> Dunno! app/controllers/.svn/prop-base/users_controller.rb.svn-base
>>> Dunno! app/views/markets/.svn/wcprops/index.html.erb.svn-work
>>> Dunno! spec/views/markets/.svn/text-base/new.html.erb_spec.rb.svn- 
>>> base
>>> Dunno! app/views/stores/.svn/wcprops/index.html.erb.svn-work
>>> Dunno! tmp/cache/.svn/format
>>> Dunno! app/views/districts/.svn/dir-wcprops
>>> Dunno! .svn/wcprops/Capfile.svn-work
>>> Dunno! spec/views/markets/.svn/wcprops/edit.html.erb_spec.rb.svn- 
>>> work
>>> </snippet>
>>
>> This is a new thing autotest is doing. That's just a listing of files
>> in the current directory or below that autotest doesn't see mapped in
>> some way.
>>
>> If you set $VERBOSE to false in .autotest, they won't appear.
>>
>> The other thing you can do, which I think is the better approach, is
>> to add an initialize hook in .autotest. Here's mine:
>>
>> Autotest.add_hook :initialize do |at|
>>  %w{.hg .git stories tmtags Rakefile Capfile README spec/spec.opts
>> spec/rcov.opts}.each {|exception|at.add_exception(exception)}
>> end
>
> BTW - you can have this hook in both ~/.autotest and .autotest in the
> project directory. The hook is addative, so you can have the common
> things in ~/.autotest and any project specific exceptions in the
> project's .autotest.
>
> Additionally, there are actually three methods related to exceptions:
>
> add_exception
> remove_exception
> clear_exceptions
>
> The load order is:
>
> the autotest class
> ~/.autotest
> ./.autotest
>
> So you get a LOT of control at various levels of granularity.
>
> Very cool stuff!
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>>
>> The cool thing is this actually works now. Before, these exceptions
>> got squashed by autotest subclasses (like autotest/rspec).
>>
>> HTH,
>> David
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Like I said, my specs still run, so things aren't broken per se but
>>> this behaviour doesn't really seem right to me. Is this happening  
>>> for
>>> anyone else or am I some sort of edge case?
>>>
>>> take care,
>>> tim
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10-Jan-08, at 10:29 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>>>
>>>> This applies to anyone using rspec's trunk from >= 3220 with  
>>>> ZenTest
>>>> <= 3.7.2.
>>>>
>>>> Anyone else, feel free to move on....
>>>>
>>>> The next release of ZenTest, coming soon, includes some changes  
>>>> that
>>>> improve the relationship between Autotest, it's subclasses (like  
>>>> those
>>>> in rspec) and .autotest, the file that you can use to plug into
>>>> autotest's hooks to extend/modify it's behaviour.
>>>>
>>>> Previously, subclasses got loaded after .autotest, causing  
>>>> changes to
>>>> test_mappings and exceptions to be overridden. With the next  
>>>> release,
>>>> the load order is corrected so anything in .autotest will be  
>>>> processed
>>>> after Autotest::Rspec or Autotest::RailsRspec is loaded.
>>>>
>>>> I committed changes to RSpec's trunk r3220 that will break your
>>>> current autotest configuration. If it does, you can apply this  
>>>> patch
>>>> (http://pastie.caboo.se/138024) to your local copy of ZenTest
>>>> (assuming you're up to 3.7.2) and all should be right with the  
>>>> world.
>>>>
>>>> Again - this is ONLY for people who are following RSpec's trunk and
>>>> using autotest.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> David
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>>>
>>



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