[rspec-users] Different behavior for ":<line>" vs "--line_number <line" wrt filters?

Myron Marston myron.marston at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 05:30:15 UTC 2013


On Friday, November 1, 2013 11:07:24 AM UTC-7, Kylo Ginsberg wrote:

> I just discovered that running a specific test or set of tests via 
> ":<line>" doesn't honor filters but "--line_number <line>" does.  E.g.
>
> > cat fun_with_line_numbers.rb
> describe ":if => false", :if => false do
>   it "should not run" do
>     false
>   end
> end
>
> > rspec -fd fun_with_line_numbers.rb:1
> Run options: include {:locations=>{"./fun_with_line_numbers.rb"=>[1]}}
>
> :if => false
>   should not run
>
> Finished in 0.00047 seconds
> 1 example, 0 failures
>
> > rspec -fd fun_with_line_numbers.rb --line_number 1
> Run options: include {:line_numbers=>[1]}
>
> All examples were filtered out
>
> Finished in 0.00004 seconds
> 0 examples, 0 failures
>
> Is this difference a bug or a feature?  If the latter, is it documented 
> behavior?
>
> Thanks!
> Kylo
>

That sounds like a bug.  Can you report it to the rspec-core issue 
tracker[1]?

Thanks!
Myron

[1] https://github.com/rspec/rspec-core/issues 
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