Method: RSpec::Core::Configuration#shared_context_metadata_behavior

Defined in:

#shared_context_metadata_behavior:trigger_inclusion, :apply_to_host_groups #shared_context_metadata_behavior=(value) ⇒ void

Configures how RSpec treats metadata passed as part of a shared example group definition. For example, given this shared example group definition:

RSpec.shared_context "uses DB", :db => true do
  around(:example) do |ex|
    MyORM.transaction(:rollback => true, &ex)

...there are two ways RSpec can treat the :db => true metadata, each of which has a corresponding config option:

  1. :trigger_inclusion: this shared context will be implicitly included in any groups (or examples) that have :db => true metadata.
  2. :apply_to_host_groups: the metadata will be inherited by the metadata hash of all host groups and examples.

:trigger_inclusion is the legacy behavior from before RSpec 3.5 but should be considered deprecated. Instead, you can explicitly include a group with include_context:

RSpec.describe "My model" do
  include_context "uses DB"

...or you can configure RSpec to include the context based on matching metadata using an API that mirrors configured module inclusion:

RSpec.configure do |rspec|
  rspec.include_context "uses DB", :db => true

:apply_to_host_groups is a new feature of RSpec 3.5 and will be the only supported behavior in RSpec 4.

# File 'lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb', line 376

define_reader :shared_context_metadata_behavior