[rspec-users] Custom Example Groups

Pat Maddox pat.maddox at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 04:10:08 EDT 2009


Check out http://gist.github.com/97967 - top one is a custom example
group, and bottom one is accessing an example's instance var from
within a matcher.

Pat

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:31 PM, Brandon Olivares
<programmer2188 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I want to build a custom example group, but there really aren't any examples
> anywhere for how to do so. The new chapter in The RSpec Book talks about it,
> but doesn't actually show an example, only how to register it.
>
> Looking at rspec-rails, I can see a pattern, but I don't know if that's
> specific to rspec-rails, or if it is what should be done. In rspec-rails, it
> has:
>
> Class << self
>
> Within the class, and all the methods are within that.
>
> So, are there any examples anywhere for how to write an example group?
>
> Also, if I set an instance variable within the example group, will the
> matchers specific to that group be able to access it? That'll simplify my
> design a bit.
>
> Thanks,
> Brandon
>
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