[rspec-users] Slow Focus tags

Rainer Kuhn rainer at incutio.com
Thu Jun 7 11:26:12 UTC 2012

I guess I can forward this issue to fixture builder, It only happens for
fixtures that are in a module, like
Those fixtures propably need to either be named differently or to live in a
module subfolder.

So, nothing wrong with RSpec, I am very sorry that I put this one on you,
so many times you have already proven to people that the error lies
elsewhere and rspec is running perfectly fine. But for many users like me
it's where we see the error/problem we suspect it's origin.
And integration between all the testing tools is tricky to balance for devs.

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:54 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 4:00 AM, Rainer Kuhn <rainer at incutio.com> wrote:
> >> I narrowed it down to three things, the first one might be interesting
> to
> >> you, the other ones are my problem, although probably common among lots
> of
> >> projects:
> >>
> >> Since we don't mock we usually need a bit of test data prepared for each
> >> test. At first we used factories, but setting things up every time took
> way
> >> to long. So I went for fixture builder instead.
> >> (
> http://pivotallabs.com/users/georg/blog/articles/1864-fixture-builder-and-rspec-acceptance
> )
> >> It was an immediate improvement, although not a great one, since we
> have a
> >> generic setup_test_data method that runs before most tests and loads
> from
> >> the database into instance variables.
> >>
> >> 1) config.global_fixtures = :all
> >> With this line in, the execution of a single focused spec jumps up to a
> >> minute. My unresearched guess is that it might load the fixtures for
> each
> >> spec, although it won't even be executed.
> >
> > Would you please check log/test.log to verify this?
> Actually I went ahead and checked this myself and what I see is that
> it only creates fixtures before each spec that is run. If you run one,
> it happens once ... 2, twice, etc.
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