Getting heckled by Heckle?


#1

Hello RSpec folks,
I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong with the Heckle integration in
RSpec?

I go to heckle my spec, and everything seems to start out okay. But then
something weird happens:

3 mutations remaining…
2 mutations remaining…
1 mutations remaining…
1 mutations remaining…
1 mutations remaining…
1 mutations remaining…
1 mutations remaining…
1 mutations remaining…
1 mutations remaining…
#repeat the above line forever…

I’ve tried waiting to see if I just need to be patient, but Heckle never
seems to exit.

FWIW, I’m running my spec in the following manner:

spec --heckle Seeker seeker_spec.rb

And as you may guess, the name of my class is “Seeker”. Any thoughts?


#2

There is more than 1 bug in Heckle that can produce this behavior. Tim
Carey
Smith (halorgium) has been working on a much saner replacement with
effectively the same feature set called boo_hiss, but I’m not sure if
it’s
quite ready yet. I’ve used it a bit but last I checked the user
interface
(not GUI, just command-line interface) was rough around the edges.
– Yehuda


#3

Yehuda K. wrote:

There is more than 1 bug in Heckle that can produce this behavior. Tim
Carey
Smith (halorgium) has been working on a much saner replacement with
effectively the same feature set called boo_hiss, but I’m not sure if
it’s
quite ready yet. I’ve used it a bit but last I checked the user
interface
(not GUI, just command-line interface) was rough around the edges.
– Yehuda

Cool, thanks Yehuda! I’ll hold on tight and wait for that. :slight_smile: