[rspec-users] @request not available in before(:all) but is available in before(:each) in RSpec-Rails

Brian Cardarella bcardarella at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 15:51:20 EDT 2009


Thanks again Dave. I'm slowly learning the world of Rspec :)

On Oct 28, 3:43 pm, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2009, at 2:05 PM, Brian Cardarella wrote:
>
> > More playing with RSpec-Rails.
>
> > I've noticed that I do not have access to the @request object in  
> > before
> > (:all) but do in before(:each)
>
> > Is this expected behavior?
>
> Yes. In general, before(:all) is intended for setting global state and  
> should only be used for expensive operations like setting up databases  
> and network connections. It is true that instance variables created in  
> a before(:all) block are copied to each example, but they do not have  
> access to the things that are generated per-example, like the request  
> object.
>
> HTH,
> David
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