I am writing a gem and using RSpec to drive my development. However, whenever I describe a class within the gems lib I get an uninitialized constant error. I am placing my folder structure, spec.rake and first spec below. I feel I must be missing something obvious. Additionally, I did output the value of f in lib inclusion code and it is traversing the lib folder correctly and I can instantiate the class in my rake.spec. Thanks for your time. gem_name + lib +gem_name -foo.rb +spec - foo_spec.rb +tasks - spec.rake my spec rake require 'rubygems' require 'spec' require 'spec/rake/spectask' Dir[File.expand_path("lib/**/*.rb")].each do |f| require f end Spec::Rake::SpecTask.new do |t| t.spec_files = FileList['spec/*_spec.rb'] end and my spec describe Foo do end The error I get ./spec/Foo_spec.rb:1: uninitialized constant Foo (NameError) from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib/spec/runner/ example_group_runner.rb:15:in `load' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib/spec/runner/ example_group_runner.rb:15:in `load_files' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib/spec/runner/ example_group_runner.rb:14:in `each' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib/spec/runner/ example_group_runner.rb:14:in `load_files' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib/spec/runner/ options.rb:99:in `run_examples' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib/spec/runner/ command_line.rb:9:in `run' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/bin/spec:4 rake aborted! Command /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ ruby -I"/Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib" "/Library/Ruby/ Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/bin/spec" "spec/foo_spec.rb" failed Thanks again!
on 2009-04-22 06:55
on 2009-04-22 09:45
On 22 Apr 2009, at 01:43, Anthony Broad-Crawford wrote: > +gem_name > require 'spec/rake/spectask' > > from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib/spec/runner/ > command_line.rb:9:in `run' > from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/bin/spec:4 > rake aborted! > Command /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/ > bin/ruby -I"/Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/lib" "/Library/ > Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.2.4/bin/spec" "spec/foo_spec.rb" failed > > > > > Thanks again! You need to make sure that the foo_spec.rb requires the code in lib. The usual way to do this is to have a file 'spec_helper' in the root of the spec folder which requires the files in lib, then require spec_helper from foo_spec. That means that if you need to require anything else (e.g. mocking libraries) for all your spec files, you can just put it in spec_helper. Take a look at the specs for Cucumber, or practially any project on github that has a 'spec' folder in it's root, for an example. Matt Wynne http://beta.songkick.com http://blog.mattwynne.net