[rspec-users] 'require'ing files from other directories
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Fri Jan 21 11:22:57 EST 2011
Matt Wynne wrote in post #976412:
> On 20 Jan 2011, at 19:32, Brian Warner wrote:
>> I have a file in step_definitions that's giving me an error for an
>> uninitialized constant. My guess is I need to 'require' the file where
>> that class is defined. Said files is located in /lib/codebreaker.
>> I am very new to Ruby so this is probably a really simple question but
>> how do I 'require' a file in codebreaker from a file inside
> You could try asking on the RSpec Book's own forum:
> This question is really more Cucumber related so you could also ask on
> the cukes google group.
> Your guess is right. The best place to put your require statement is in
> I'm surprised that the book doesn't tell you to do that - did you maybe
> miss a step?
> matt at mattwynne.net
> 07974 430184
The require statement that the book says to put in env.rb is:
$: << File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), "/../lib/")
I ended up getting it to work after a co-worker pointed out that I need
to add "./lib" to some thing in ruby's list of directories to look in. I
don't remember what terminology he used but he did it through the
The require statement I ended up using is
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