Generated test files and bad require 'test_helper'


#1

Why do the generated test files have: require ‘test_helper’

It cannot obviously find the file because it’s located in a
subdirectory. That’s annoying.


#2

It finds it ok for me when run from rake test but not from ruby
test/unit/test.rb
I change all the require lines to

require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/test_helper’

I suspect there is a better way of achieving this effect

Colin

2009/5/14 Fernando P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#3

Colin L. wrote:

It finds it ok for me when run from rake test but not from ruby
test/unit/test.rb
I change all the require lines to

require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/test_helper’

I suspect there is a better way of achieving this effect
Thanks Colin for your input. Actually it works the same for me (I never
noticed), but I often find myself only running a little set of tests and
not always the full rake test.


#4

Fernando P. wrote:

Colin L. wrote:

require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/test_helper’

I suspect there is a better way of achieving this effect

Thanks Colin for your input. Actually it works the same for me (I never
noticed), but I often find myself only running a little set of tests and
not always the full rake test.

Some editors run tests in the “wrong” folder - if they can run unit
tests at all

  • so that File.dirname mishmash is crucial for Rails’s tests. No idea
    why the
    newer version took it out!


Phlip
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#5

Frederick C. wrote:

Some editors run tests in the “wrong” folder - if they can run unit tests at all

  • so that File.dirname mishmash is crucial for Rails’s tests. No idea why the
    newer version took it out!

Take a look at the comments for http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/e8170805df1a32119db9d328daee1239b338ac71

“different relative requires of the same file cause Ruby to load it
multiple
times. This causes bugs. Fixing it is the point of this change.”

Then use File.expand_path(File.dirname(FILE) +
‘/…/test_helper.rb’).

expand_path - if I spelled it right - goes to the OS filesystem for the
uniquely
correct path, right?


Phlip
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#6

On May 14, 10:20 pm, Phlip removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

  • so that File.dirname mishmash is crucial for Rails’s tests. No idea why the
    newer version took it out!

Take a look at the comments for
http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/e8170805df1a32119db9d328daee1239b338ac71

Fred


#7

“different relative requires of the same file cause Ruby to load it multiple
times. This causes bugs. Fixing it is the point of this change.”

Then use File.expand_path(File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/test_helper.rb’).

expand_path - if I spelled it right - goes to the OS filesystem for the uniquely
correct path, right?

“File.expand_path doesn’t behave on Windows”. It always comes back to
that, huh? (-:


Phlip
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