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[PATCH] Requiring ActiveSupport::TestCase in a vanilla test fails to run the test case #614

lighthouse-import opened this Issue May 16, 2011 · 3 comments

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Imported from Lighthouse. Original ticket at:
Created by Christos Zisopoulos - 2011-02-22 08:32:35 UTC

It seems that because ActiveSupport::TestCase fails to require test/unit before requiring test/unit/testcase none of the test cases that inherit from ActiveSupport::TestCase are being run.

Normal Rails application tests that require test_helper, which in turn requires environment, don't exhibit this problem. This is possibly due to the fact that test/unit is required somewhere during Rails initialization.

I came across the issue when trying to run tests for a plugin created by Rails' own plugin generator which creates a test_helper which requires ActiveSupport::TestCase

The following won't execute any tests:

  # test_helper.rb
  require 'rubygems'
  require 'active_support'
  require 'active_support/test_case'
  # my_plugin_test.rb
  require 'test_helper'

  class MyPluginTest < ActiveSupport::TestCase
    test "the truth" do
      assert true

I am attaching the one-line patch which fixes it for me. I tried to figure a way to test that the test cases are run, but to be honest, I am lost. If anyone wants to point me to the right direction, I'll give it another try.


Imported from Lighthouse.
Comment by giles bowkett - 2009-08-04 23:30:25 UTC

For what it's worth, you don't need to patch ActiveSupport, you can just require 'test/unit' in your plugin tests.

Also, I think the best place to patch this is not in ActiveSupport, but the plugin generator.


Imported from Lighthouse.
Comment by Jeremy Kemper - 2010-05-04 17:48:47 UTC

[bulk edit]


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