[rspec-users] '$' placeholder naming can confuse your runner

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 08:46:51 EDT 2008


On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 4:46 AM, Paolo Dona <paolo.dona at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for your quick fix man!
> What if I'm testing a standalone app instead of a rails one? (I bet I
> need to wait for the next rspec release right?)

git clone git://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec.git
cd rspec
rake gem
rake install_gem

TaDa!

Cheers,
David

>
> Paolo
>
> On Jul 19, 8:40 am, "Pat Maddox" <perg... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey Paolo,
>>
>> I've fixed this.  Update your rspec plugin and it should work fine now.
>>
>> Pat
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Paolo Dona <paolo.d... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > It is the common prefix, not the underscore.
>> > With $n and $nnn or $ntotal still fails.
>>
>> > Paolo
>>
>> > On Jul 16, 4:40 pm, "Pat Maddox" <perg... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> What about when you make it $ntotal? Is it the common first letter or
>> >> the underscore?
>>
>> >> Pat
>>
>> >> On 7/16/08, Paolo Dona <paolo.d... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >> > Hi guys, I'm facing a strange behavior that smells like a bug.
>>
>> >> > consider this scenario:
>>
>> >> > Scenario: I'm cool
>> >> >   Given that I am cool 4 times out of 7
>>
>> >> > and this step:
>>
>> >> > Given("that I am cool $n times out of $n_total") do |n, n_total|
>> >> >   ...
>> >> > end
>>
>> >> > When running my story, this step is considered as PENDING.
>> >> > If I change the name of the second placeholder to $total, the step
>> >> > runs fine (as it should, given that it's implemented).
>>
>> >> > My suspect is that when placeholders share a common prefix, the step
>> >> > cannot be recognized correctly.
>> >> > Anyone having the same issue?
>>
>> >> > btw: quoting the placeholders doesn't change this behavior
>>
>> >> > keep on with the great work,
>> >> > Paolo
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