[rspec-users] Recall a example inside another (just like in Cucumber)

Phillip Koebbe phillipkoebbe at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 15:20:13 EST 2010

> On 18 Feb 2010, at 19:33, Marcelo de Moraes Serpa wrote:
>> Hello guys,
>> I was spec'ing a model and just tried to do something like this
>>     it "should create a payment with period_start & period_end set 
>> correctly" do
>>         it "should create a new payment for an approved transaction"
>>         previous_payment = Payment.find(Payment.last.id-1)
>>         just_created_payment = Payment.last
>>         #Here, check below for a documentation of how period_start and
>>         #period_end should be set as of now:
>>         payment.period_start.should == previous_payment.period_end
>>         payment.period_end.should ==  previous_payment.period_end + 
>> (@subscription.billing_cycle.months).months
>>       end
>> Calling an already defined example, since this one requires all the 
>> tests/objects from the "should created a new payment for an approved 
>> transaction".
>> I know I could just recreted all objects locally or just use a before 
>> block, but I think it would be useful if we could do like this just 
>> like Cucumber allows with steps. 
> Why not move the code that's common to the two examples out into a 
> before block?

Or a shared example? I haven't used them much, so I'm only guessing that 
it would work.


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