Calling let(:something) from before blocks?

Hello!

I find myself repeating the same let(:something) statements over and
over again in different view examples. Therefore, I wonder if it’s
possible to define these globally in the spec_helper.rb file. I came up
with the following approach:

spec/spec_helper.rb

RSpec.configure do |config|

config.before(:each, :type => :view) do
let(:something) { “available for all view examples” }
end

end

However, this doesn’t work because let isn’t defined in that context:

Failure/Error: Unable to find matching line from backtrace
undefined method `let’ for
#RSpec::Core::ExampleGroup::Nested_1:0x105569298

Some kind of workaround to make this work would be really nice. Is this
usage of let supported at all?

Thx & best regards,
Christoph

PS: I’m using rspec 2.0.1, rails 3.0.1 and ruby 1.8.7.

On Nov 5, 2010, at 3:39 PM, Christoph S. wrote:

end

However, this doesn’t work because let isn’t defined in that context:

Failure/Error: Unable to find matching line from backtrace
undefined method `let’ for #RSpec::Core::ExampleGroup::Nested_1:0x105569298

Some kind of workaround to make this work would be really nice. Is this usage of
let supported at all?

Not as of yet. Not sure if I’d like to add it or not, but please file a
feature request: http://github.com/rspec/rspec-core/issues.

Thx,
David

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