Class: RSpec::Core::Example

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
show all
Defined in:
lib/rspec/core/example.rb

Overview

Wrapper for an instance of a subclass of ExampleGroup. An instance of Example is returned by the example method exposed to examples, before and after hooks, and yielded to around hooks.

Useful for configuring logging and/or taking some action based on the state of an example's metadata.

Examples:

RSpec.configure do |config|
  config.before do
    log example.description
  end

  config.after do
    log example.description
  end

  config.around do |ex|
    log example.description
    ex.run
  end
end

shared_examples "auditable" do
  it "does something" do
    log "#{example.full_description}: #{auditable.inspect}"
    auditable.should do_something
  end
end

See Also:

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: Procsy

Instance Attribute Summary (collapse)

Class Method Summary (collapse)

Instance Method Summary (collapse)

Constructor Details

- (Example) initialize(example_group_class, description, metadata, example_block = nil)

Creates a new instance of Example.

Parameters:

  • example_group_class

    the subclass of ExampleGroup in which this Example is declared

  • description

    the String passed to the it method (or alias)

  • metadata

    additional args passed to it to be used as metadata

  • example_block (defaults to: nil)

    the block of code that represents the example



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 79

def initialize(example_group_class, description, , example_block=nil)
  @example_group_class, @options, @example_block = example_group_class, , example_block
  @metadata  = @example_group_class..for_example(description, )
  @example_group_instance = @exception = nil
  @pending_declared_in_example = false
end

Instance Attribute Details

- (Object) exception (readonly)

Returns the first exception raised in the context of running this example (nil if no exception is raised)



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 60

def exception
  @exception
end

- (Object) metadata (readonly)

Returns the metadata object associated with this example.



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 65

def 
  @metadata
end

Class Method Details

+ (Object) procsy(metadata)

This method is part of a private API. You should avoid using this method if possible, as it may be removed or be changed in the future.

Wraps the example block in a Proc so it can invoked using run or call in around hooks.



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 145

def self.procsy(, &proc)
  proc.extend(Procsy).with()
end

Instance Method Details

- (Object) description

Returns the string submitted to example or its aliases (e.g. specify, it, etc). If no string is submitted (e.g. it { is_expected.to do_something }) it returns the message generated by the matcher if there is one, otherwise returns a message including the location of the example.



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 51

def description
  description = [:description].to_s.empty? ? "example at #{location}" : [:description]
  RSpec.configuration.format_docstrings_block.call(description)
end

- (Object) example_group

Returns the example group class that provides the context for running this example.



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 95

def example_group
  @example_group_class
end

- (Object) options

Deprecated.

access options via metadata instead



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 87

def options
  RSpec.deprecate("`RSpec::Core::Example#options`",
                  :replacement => "`RSpec::Core::Example#metadata`")
  @options
end

- (Object) run(example_group_instance, reporter)

This method is part of a private API. You should avoid using this method if possible, as it may be removed or be changed in the future.

instance_evals the block passed to the constructor in the context of the instance of RSpec::Core::ExampleGroup.

Parameters:

  • example_group_instance

    the instance of an ExampleGroup subclass



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# File 'lib/rspec/core/example.rb', line 105

def run(example_group_instance, reporter)
  @example_group_instance = example_group_instance
  RSpec.current_example = self

  start(reporter)

  begin
    unless pending
      with_around_each_hooks do
        begin
          run_before_each
          @example_group_instance.instance_eval_with_args(self, &@example_block)
        rescue Pending::SkipDeclaredInExample => e
          @pending_declared_in_example = e.message
        rescue Exception => e
          set_exception(e)
        ensure
          assign_generated_description
          run_after_each
        end
      end
    end
  rescue Exception => e
    set_exception(e)
  ensure
    @example_group_instance.instance_variables.each do |ivar|
      @example_group_instance.instance_variable_set(ivar, nil)
    end
    @example_group_instance = nil
  end

  finish(reporter)
ensure
  RSpec.current_example = nil
end