[rspec-users] spec_helper getting reloaded after specs run under Textmate/Spork
ben at benmabey.com
Mon Nov 23 12:47:27 EST 2009
David Chelimsky wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 12:28 AM, Elliot Winkler
> <elliot.winkler at gmail.com <mailto:elliot.winkler at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I'm having the hardest time trying to figure out something weird
> I've suddenly run into. So I'm using Spork to run my specs.
> Naturally I've got TM_RSPEC_OPTS in Textmate set to --drb and I'm
> running `spork` from the command line to fire up the Spork server.
> However, if I have a spec file open in Textmate and I press
> Command-R, then the specs in the file get executed twice. I did a
> quick test by having spec_helper print out something at the bottom
> of the file and then wrote up a quick one-example spec file. When
> I ran it, I saw the spinner spin, the debug line got printed to
> the window, the output from the specs appeared, and then the
> spinner spun some more and the debug line appeared again (but a
> duplicate set of specs didn't appear because I think RSpec's smart
> about not re-running tests). So it definitely looks like
> spec_helper is getting loaded again, after all the specs are run.
> (I know spec_helper should be run twice, once during preloading,
> once during execution. But not again, AFTER execution.)
> At first I thought it might be only specific to my project, but I
> tried creating a fresh Rails project, installing RSpec into it,
> and creating and running a quick spec file, but the same thing
> happened -- spec_helper seems to get loaded again. I also tried
> wiping and reinstalling the rspec, rspec-rails, and spork gems,
> but that didn't work either.
> Just to emphasize, this is only when Spork is running. If I leave
> TM_RSPEC_OPTS at --drb but fail to leave the Spork server open,
> the specs only get run once as they should.
> Also, this is only for Textmate -- I've got --drb in my spec.opts
> and `rake spec` works just fine when Spork is running.
> So I really don't know who the culprit is: Spork, RSpec bundle, or
> maybe it's just me. I noticed in Lighthouse a few people have had
> this same problem, but those were a while back and anyway this
> seems to be different.
> David, can you think of a reason why something like this would be
> happening? Exit status maybe? Or maybe this is more of a Spork
> Sounds like a spork question to me :) I was able to duplicate your
> experience, but I don't have any initial thoughts about why this would
> be happening.
Hmm.. I can't think of why this would happen either. Tim Harper is a
textmate user so if you post this question to the spork mailing list he
could probably help you. (Spork ML:
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