[rspec-users] [cucumber] [alpha] The Backgrounder is run without cleaning up

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 02:56:41 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:10 AM, Chris Flipse <cflipse at gmail.com> wrote:
> This /could/ just a screwy behavior I'm seeing in SQL lite, but I don't
> think so; normal scenarios are doing this just fine.
> I'm playing with the Background feature in the .1.99 beta, and it looks like
> it's being run before every feature -- but it's not cleaning up afterwards.
> I have a model with a validates_uniquness_of in place, and I'm seeing
> something that looks like this:
> Feature: It should be able to run for multiple files
>   Background:
>     Given a model with unique name "Foobar"
>   Scenario:  This one runs okay
>     # ....
>   Scenario: But this one fails
>     # background is run, and fails to create the model because of the
> validation
> Is this known, and fixed in github, or have I stumbled on something new?

It's known: http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/16211/tickets/181-background-runs-outside-of-transactions
It's not fixed yet. Joseph has done some work to address it. I still
have some left to do.


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