[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: hspec-0.8.0 (command line runner and nested specs)

Trystan Spangler trystan.s at comcast.net
Sat Sep 3 18:27:30 CEST 2011

hspec version 0.8.0, Behavior Driven Development for Haskell, is now available!

This latest release includes a command line runner that can search through directory trees for specs and support for nested specs.

From the hspec specs:

the "describe" function
 - takes a description of what the behavior is for
 - groups behaviors for what's being described

  a nested description
   - has it's own specs
   - may be displayed indented

And from the hspec command line runner:

hspec searches through files or folders and runs any top level declarations with a type of `Specs` or `IO Specs`. Monadic specs must be fully qualified, list-based specs may be qualified or not. You can specify specific *.hs files or directories to search through or let hspec search the current directory tree for specs to run.

usage: hspec [OPTIONS] [TARGET_LIST]
  -f FORMAT      --format=FORMAT      Specifies what format to use for output.
                                      By default the specdoc format is used.
                                      FORMAT can be silent, progress, specdoc, or failed_examples.
  -o FILE_NAME   --output=FILE_NAME   Specifies the file to use for output.
                                      By default output is directed to stdout.
                                      FILE_NAME can be stdout or stderr for those handles.
  -e REGEX       --example=REGEX      Only execute examples with a matching description.
                                      By default all examples are executed.
  -c TRUE|FALSE  --color=TRUE|FALSE   Force output to have or not have red and green color.
                                      By default color is only used when output is directed to stdout.
                 --runfile=FILE_NAME  Use a specific file to log the last run results. This is read when using the --rerun option.
                                      By default the file ".hspecLastRun" logs the last run results.
  -r RERUNOPT    --rerun=RERUNOPT     Rerun a specific subset of specs. This looks at the last run file specified by -runfile.
                                      RERUNOPT can be "all" or "failed".
                                      By default the last run file is ignored and all specs are run.
  -h, -?         --help               Display this help.
  -v             --verbose            Display detailed information about what hspec is doing.
                 --specs              Include the specs for the hspec command line runner itself. When used, the target list 
                                      will not default to the current directory. A non-empty target list will still be 
                                      searched though.


Trystan Spangler

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