Order in which RSpec processes .rb files
Because your examples should not change global state, you should not need to care about the order in which RSpec processes your
.rb files. However, in some cases you might want to know.
.rbfiles in alphabetical order by default. This is a good default because it never differs for two clones of the same repository.
- You can tell RSpec to run recently modified files first by calling it like
spec --loadby mtime --reverse spec. This means that the order changes as you edit and save your files.
- Note that if you run RSpec using
rake spec(don’t do that), it will look for default options in a file
spec/support/spec.opts. If you ever see that file, make sure you remove any
reverseoptions from it, or someone calling
specgets a different processing order than someone calling
rake spec. Also, don’t use
rake spec. It’s slow and does too many magic things.
.rbfiles in the order the files are stored on the hard drive. This is random for all intents and purposes.
- Has no options to sort the loaded files in any way.
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