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Run expecations when source or test files change

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Leiningen plug-in for automatically running expectations whenever your Clojure project's source changes.


Here is what using it looks like.

$ lein autoexpect
*************** Running tests ***************
Ran 3 tests containing 3 assertions in 16 msecs
0 failures, 0 errors.

Your terminal will just stay like that. Every half second autoexpect polls the file system to see if anything has changed. When there is a change your code is tested again.

If you want to receive notifications using growl, then run lein autoexpect :growl. This has been tested with modern versions of Growl for OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Latest version

The version in the image below is the latest (and hopefully greatest) released version of lein-autoexpect. It is what version number should be used in any of the verion numbers specified lower than this point in the README.

Latest version

Leiningen 2.0

Add [lein-autoexpect "1.0"] to your ~/.lein/profiles.clj as follows:

{:user {:plugins [[lein-autoexpect "1.0"]]}}

Alternatively add to your :plugins vector in your project.clj file.

(defproject sample
  :dependencies [[org.clojure/clojure "1.5.1"]]
  :profile {:dev {:dependencies [[expectations "1.4.52"]]}}
  :plugins [[lein-autoexpect "1.0"]])

Leiningen 1.7 and older

Add [lein-autoexpect "1.0"] to your project.clj file under :dev-dependencies or install as a Leiningen plugin (lein plugin install lein-autoexpect 1.0). Run using lein autoexpect


autoexpect should work with any version of expectations. If there is an issue please report it. I've tested it with versions 1.1.0, 1.3.[023678], and 1.4.*.

Because of tools.namespace changes lein-autoexpect requires that your project use Clojure >= 1.3.0. If your project also depends on a version of tools.namespace < 0.2.1 you may see occasional exceptions.


Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Jake McCrary

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License, the same as Clojure.

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