[rspec-users] Difference between :each and :all

Rick DeNatale rick.denatale at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 21:53:30 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 6:16 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2011, at 5:11 PM, John Feminella wrote:
>> That's not quite right. :each runs before _each_ spec, while :all runs
>> once, before _any_ spec.
> Perhaps :any is a better name? We could add it as an alternative for the same as :all. WDYT?

Speaking for myself, I never was confused between before(:each) and
before(:all).  The first always meant before each OF the examples, and
the latter before all the examples.

As a devil's advocate, while before(:any) might evoke the current
meaning of before(:all) for some people, after(:any) to me evokes the
curent meaning of after(:each) more than it does after(:all), i.e.
after any OF the examples rather than after all the examples, because
I'd never say after any the examples.

But that might just be me.

Rick DeNatale

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