----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Brannan" <pbrannan / atdesk.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: sharing objects between tests (revisited?)


> I don't know if I've asked this on this list before or only on irc (I
> can't find an earlier post on the subject, so I appologize if I'm asking
> this a second time; I don't remember the answer).
> 
> I have a number of tests that create some object.  The tests are not
> unit tests, but I am using a unit test framework (RUNIT or Test::Unit)
> to write the tests.  This object is expensive (time-wise) to create, and
> I would like to share the object between my tests.  If I write this:
> 
>   class MyTest < Test::Unit::TestCase
>     def setup
>       @f = Foo.new

    How about  
        @f ||= Foo.new

>     end
> 
>     def test_1
>     end
> 
>     def test_2
>     end
>   end
> 
> 

---
Gennady.