[rspec-users] installing RSpec requires changing generators in config/applicaton.rb?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 09:45:32 EST 2011

On Mar 1, 2011, at 2:59 PM, Daniel Kehoe wrote:

> All the RSpec installation instructions I've seen (except the RSpec
> Book) say something like:
> Set up the RSpec generator by adding the following to config/
> applicaton.rb:
> config.generators do |g|
>  g.test_framework :rspec
> end
> Or
> Create a generator configuration file config/initializers/
> generators.rb containing:
> Rails.application.config.generators do |g|
>    g.test_framework = :rspec
> end
> Are either of these necessary? It seems when I leave out this step
> that running
> "rails generate controller home index"
> creates all the necessary files in the rspec directory.
> Was there a recent improvement that eliminates the need to set up
> rspec in config.generators? Or am I missing something?
> I'm using Rails 3.0.5 and rspec-rails 2.5.

That hasn't been necessary for a long, long time. Are you seeing this recommendation in rspec's docs? Or in miscellaneous blog posts/wikis/etc?

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