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Silencing Deprecation Warnings in Rspec

January 12, 2011Software engineer at makandra GmbH

If you’re testing the behavior of deprecated code in your Ruby project, the warning messages littered throughout your spec output is incredibly noisy.

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You could silence all warnings with ::ActiveSupport::Deprecation.silenced = true, but you might miss out on an important warning in one of your dependencies. It’s tempting to remove the tests altogether (the code will be burned soon too, right?), but I figured out something a little nicer a little while back in Formtastic’s test suite.

Posted by Lexy to makandra dev (2011-01-12 00:03)