[rspec-users] Are there any ways to detect spec faults during a run?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 09:58:21 EDT 2011

On Mar 9, 2011, at 6:00 AM, Magnus Erickson wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to detect if an example has failed? Something like a: "example_failed?" method.
> In my case I need to dump some information, i.e trace and error log, to be used when analyzing what
> went wrong in the example. I'm thinking about putting it in a after(:each) {}.

after(:each) won't work because failures aren't actually reported out until all of the after hooks are processed.

Your best bet is a custom formatter. See:



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