[rspec-users] Features and conditions for those to be executed

Andrew Premdas apremdas at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 10:47:14 EST 2008

Assuming you're writing a feature for a black box that works under
linux, osx but not under windows. Can you not write a features like

Given I'm on windows
When I run black box
I should get an error ...

Given I'm on OSX
When I run black box
I should not get an error ...

Just an idea, HTH


2008/11/22 Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com>:
> Hello Guys,
> May this question be silly, so I'm exposing myself as a complete dumb ;-)
> I've been working on a project called rake-compiler, which enable the
> building of extension with C compilers in a standarized way.
> http://github.com/luislavena/rake-compiler/tree/master
> The thing is been driven by features and with some specs to guide me
> in the task associations of rake, but not much after.
> Now I have a problem: I want to introduce cross compilation which can
> only be executed in certain environments, not all.
> I have specs that tell me what will happen (what things will get
> defined as rake tasks) and the chain, but I cannot execute it under
> Windows.
> Only under OSX or Linux can be executed (which I'm using right now to drive it).
> There is a way that I can exclude this feature from being executed in
> this case? I will prefer to avoid having a feature list to maintain,
> but if is the only choice, no problem.
> Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
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