module Rake::DSL

DSL is a module that provides task, desc, namespace, etc. Use this when you'd like to use rake outside the top level scope.

For a Rakefile you run from the command line this module is automatically included.

Private Instance Methods

desc(description) click to toggle source

Describes the next rake task. Duplicate descriptions are discarded. Descriptions are shown with rake -T (up to the first sentence) and rake -D (the entire description).

Example:

desc "Run the Unit Tests"
task test: [:build]
  # ... run tests
end
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 165
def desc(description) # :doc:
  Rake.application.last_description = description
end
directory(*args, &block) click to toggle source

Declare a set of files tasks to create the given directories on demand.

Example:

directory "testdata/doc"
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 92
def directory(*args, &block) # :doc:
  result = file_create(*args, &block)
  dir, _ = *Rake.application.resolve_args(args)
  dir = Rake.from_pathname(dir)
  Rake.each_dir_parent(dir) do |d|
    file_create d do |t|
      mkdir_p t.name unless File.exist?(t.name)
    end
  end
  result
end
file(*args, &block) click to toggle source

Declare a file task.

Example:

 file "config.cfg" => ["config.template"] do
   open("config.cfg", "w") do |outfile|
     open("config.template") do |infile|
       while line = infile.gets
         outfile.puts line
       end
     end
   end
end
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 76
def file(*args, &block) # :doc:
  Rake::FileTask.define_task(*args, &block)
end
import(*fns) click to toggle source

Import the partial Rakefiles fn. Imported files are loaded after the current file is completely loaded. This allows the import statement to appear anywhere in the importing file, and yet allowing the imported files to depend on objects defined in the importing file.

A common use of the import statement is to include files containing dependency declarations.

See also the –rakelibdir command line option.

Example:

import ".depend", "my_rules"
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 183
def import(*fns) # :doc:
  fns.each do |fn|
    Rake.application.add_import(fn)
  end
end
multitask(*args, &block) click to toggle source

Declare a task that performs its prerequisites in parallel. Multitasks does not guarantee that its prerequisites will execute in any given order (which is obvious when you think about it)

Example:

multitask deploy: %w[deploy_gem deploy_rdoc]
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 112
def multitask(*args, &block) # :doc:
  Rake::MultiTask.define_task(*args, &block)
end
namespace(name=nil, &block) click to toggle source

Create a new rake namespace and use it for evaluating the given block. Returns a NameSpace object that can be used to lookup tasks defined in the namespace.

Example:

ns = namespace "nested" do
  # the "nested:run" task
  task :run
end
task_run = ns[:run] # find :run in the given namespace.

Tasks can also be defined in a namespace by using a “:” in the task name:

task "nested:test" do
  # ...
end
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 135
def namespace(name=nil, &block) # :doc:
  name = name.to_s if name.kind_of?(Symbol)
  name = name.to_str if name.respond_to?(:to_str)
  unless name.kind_of?(String) || name.nil?
    raise ArgumentError, "Expected a String or Symbol for a namespace name"
  end
  Rake.application.in_namespace(name, &block)
end
rule(*args, &block) click to toggle source

Declare a rule for auto-tasks.

Example:

rule '.o' => '.c' do |t|
  sh 'cc', '-o', t.name, t.source
end
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 151
def rule(*args, &block) # :doc:
  Rake::Task.create_rule(*args, &block)
end
task(task_name) click to toggle source
task(task_name: dependencies)
task(task_name, arguments → dependencies)

Declare a basic task. The task_name is always the first argument. If the task name contains a “:” it is defined in that namespace.

The dependencies may be a single task name or an Array of task names. The argument (a single name) or arguments (an Array of names) define the arguments provided to the task.

The task, argument and dependency names may be either symbols or strings.

A task with a single dependency:

task clobber: %w[clean] do
  rm_rf "html"
end

A task with an argument and a dependency:

task :package, [:version] => :test do |t, args|
  # ...
end

To invoke this task from the command line:

$ rake package[1.2.3]
# File lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb, line 59
def task(*args, &block) # :doc:
  Rake::Task.define_task(*args, &block)
end