[Rspec-devel] Rspec on Rails is broken in SVN

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 13:10:39 EDT 2006

On 7/21/06, Steven R. Baker <srbaker at pobox.com> wrote:
> > It's what users want based on the question "what do you want, dots or
> > underscores?" Ask the question "what do you want, underscores or
> > reliability?" and I'll bet you get a different answer.
> No, the underscores aren't unreliable.  The current implementation of
> the underscored method sugar has a few oversights that haven't been
> completely worked around yet.  Not a big deal.
> > Developing software is always a balancing act between what users want
> > and what is pragmatic. Underscores have continually proved themselves
> > un-pragmatic, and will continue to do so for the life of this project
> > unless we come up w/ a better solution than is currently in place.
> The solution is in the works.  At this point, I'm fighting the
> ceiling of my own understanding of method call order in Ruby.  I'm
> sure this is a simple solution for folks with more metaprogramming-fu.

How long do you feel it's acceptable to wait for this to be fixed?
Can we set a deadline? Like one month from now or else it's gone?

Has anyone had problems with underscores other than in a rails environment?


> -Steven
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