Describe blocks without before(:all) / after(:all)

Hi All,

We have many specs like the pattern given below.

The problem is that it’s slow, because each inner context block will
execute
the before(:all) in the outer describe block.

Is there a way to setup an inner context block that does not execute the
before(:all) and after(:all), but does execute the before(:each) and
after(:each) ?

Based on some playing around (removing inner context blocks) we think
this
would speed up our tests by a factor of 10.

Cheers,
Jimmy


describe Project do
before(:all) do
# statements that set up an object graph, relatively slow
end

after(:all) do
# tear down object graph
end

it { should … }
it { should … }
it { should … }
it { should … }

context “target calculations” do
before(:each) do
# non-expensive statements, just setting up for example the
subject,
Time.zone, locale, etc.
end

it { should ... }
it { should ... }
it { should ... }

end

context “duration calculations” do
before(:each) do
# non-expensive statements
end

it { should ... }
it { should ... }
it { should ... }

end

context …
context …
[ etc. ]

end

On Mar 29, 2010, at 10:36 PM, Jimmy Soho wrote:

Hi All,

We have many specs like the pattern given below.

The problem is that it’s slow, because each inner context block will execute the before(:all) in the outer describe block.

Is there a way to setup an inner context block that does not execute the before(:all) and after(:all), but does execute the before(:each) and after(:each) ?

Not in rspec-1, but that’s how rspec-2 works by default.

I don’t want to change this in rspec-1 because I don’t plan to release
any more major 1.x releases, and this would risk being a
compatibility-breaking change.

HTH,
David

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