Anyone used RSpec to write specs for rake tasks?

I released a new gem this past weekend which adds a new rake task for
Jeweler to generate a release announcement.

I was lazy and didn’t write any specs, mostly because I couldn’t
quickly come up with a reasonably way to write a spec for a rake task.

I was wondering if anyone had done some kind of testing harness for
Rake tasks with RSpec. I tried googling but kept coming up with stuff
about using the rake tasks provided by RSpec.


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Put the interesting bits in a basic Ruby class and test that, then make
the Rake tasks a very thin layer over the class.

In the source for rspec there is an spectask class and spectask_spec
spec for it. That might give you what you are looking for

Jay

On Apr 19, 2010, at 5:13 PM, Pat M. [email protected]

On 19/04/2010 22:13, Pat M. wrote:

quickly come up with a reasonably way to write a spec for a rake task.

I was wondering if anyone had done some kind of testing harness for
Rake tasks with RSpec. I tried googling but kept coming up with stuff
about using the rake tasks provided by RSpec.

I tend to do what Pat suggested with Rspec. In Cucumber I’ve had cases
where I really wanted to run a rake task directly. This was pretty easy:

http://gist.github.com/373000


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