[rspec-users] requiring "test_notifier/rspec" in spec,opts

drewB dbatshaw at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 14:33:15 EST 2010


Thank you. That makes perfect sense.

Just in case anyone else comes across this, for me to include spec/
before_rails_loads/test_notifer.rb I needed to remove the underscore
so:

Dir['spec/before_rails_loads/*.rb'].each {|f| require f}

On Mar 3, 5:38 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 3:13 PM, drewB <dbats... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I may not have been clear.  When I said if I add it to the top of my
> > spec.opts file, I meant adding, '--require "test_notifier/rspec"'.
>
> > Nevertheless, I tried you suggestion (a very good one).
> > Unfortunately, it seems that it must be required before "require
> > File.expand_path(File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__),'..','config','environment'))"
> > or the following error appears:
>
> > /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:270:in `activate': You have a
> > nil object when you didn't expect it! (NoMethodError)
> > You might have expected an instance of Array.
> > The error occurred while evaluating nil.map
>
> If you know where it works in the spec_helper file, then you can do
> what I suggested before, but in a new directory. So right now in
> spec_helper you've got something like:
>
>   Dir['spec/support/*_.rb'].each {|f| require f}
>
> Do the same thing, but put your helpers in a separate directory, and
> include that _before_ the line that requires 'config/environment'
>
>   Dir['spec/before_rails_loads/*_.rb'].each {|f| require f}
>   require File.expand_path(File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__),'..','config','environment'))
>
> HTH,
> David
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Mar 2, 11:33 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM, drewB <dbats... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > There is a nice little gem that gives you desktop notifications of
> >> > your spec commands called test_noitifer (http://github.com/fnando/
> >> > test_notifier).  I can get it to work by including require
> >> > "test_notifier/rspec" toward the top of my spec_helper, or by manually
> >> > including it in the command line like:
>
> >> > spec <spec file> --require "test_notifier/rspec"
>
> >> > However, if I add it to the top of my spec.opts file, I get the
> >> > following error:
>
> >> > /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in
> >> > `gem_original_require': no such file to load -- "test_notifier/
> >> > rspec" (LoadError)
>
> >> > Any ideas on how to make it work?  I don't want to add it to
> >> > spec_helper because then others on my team would need to use the gem
> >> > as well (which they might not want to).
>
> >> spec.opts is not a ruby file, so you can't put it there. Why not add
> >> it to a ruby file in spec/support/ that you don't keep in source
> >> control?
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