[rspec-users] Running code on error

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Fri Apr 30 12:19:59 EDT 2010

Ryan S wrote:
> Well, I am using SauceOnDemand with rspec. So when a test fails I want
> to download the video that corresponds to the failing test. I figured
> I could do a:
> it "should download video" do
>   begin
>     #some failing test here
>   rescue Exception => e
>     #download video
>     raise e
>   end
> end
> But this would get very repetitive for every rspec test.

Have you investigated creating a custom formatter?  I think that 
approach might be better suited for what you are doing.  It has been a 
while since I've dug into that code but I imagine that the exception 
will be passed to you for inspection. 

If that doesn't suit your needs you will have to decorate 'it' on 


> On Apr 29, 7:31 pm, Pat Maddox <mailingli... at patmaddox.com> wrote:
>> Could you share a bit more about what you are actually trying to achieve?
>> On Apr 28, 2010, at 1:51 PM, Ryan S wrote:
>>> describe "Test" do
>>>  after(:each) do
>>>      if ERRORS #execute custom code here
>>>  end
>>>  it "should explode" do
>>>    #Test.explode --> "fizzle"
>>>    Test.explode.should == "KABOOM"
>>>  end
>>> end
>>> Let's say I have the above test and the validation fails and I want
>>> some sort of custom action to take place. Is there a way to do that?
>>> This is a very simplified example but I am just curious if it is
>>> possible.
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> rspec-users mailing list
>>> rspec-us... at rubyforge.org
>>> http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/rspec-users
>> _______________________________________________
>> rspec-users mailing list
>> rspec-us... at rubyforge.orghttp://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/rspec-users
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "rspec" group.
>> To post to this group, send email to rspec at googlegroups.com.
>> To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rspec+unsubscribe at googlegroups.com.
>> For more options, visit this group athttp://groups.google.com/group/rspec?hl=en.
> _______________________________________________
> rspec-users mailing list
> rspec-users at rubyforge.org
> http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/rspec-users

More information about the rspec-users mailing list