[rspec-devel] new pending feature (pending release)

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 02:57:41 EDT 2007


On 6/26/07, Bob Cotton <bob.cotton at rallydev.com> wrote:
> "David Chelimsky" <dchelimsky at gmail.com> writes:
>
> > I just added a new "pending" feature. It's in trunk (rev 2118+) and
> > will be part of the 1.0.6 release (*probably* within the next week).
> >
> > Read all about it:
> > http://blog.davidchelimsky.net/articles/2007/06/23/pending-insert-reason-here
>
> A very nice feature.
>
> Here's a twist to consider:
>
> We use rspec for functional testing of a large-ish
> application. Sometimes we find bugs that may take some time to be
> resolved, a few days, a few weeks. Once the bug is identified, I don't
> want to see it failing the nightly builds, day after day.
>
> pending() might be useful here, as I can say:
>
>   pending("Bug 12345 being fixed")
>
> But then I would have to wrap this in some conditional logic that
> tests if the bug is actually fixed.
>
> But, what if pending took a block:
>
>   pending("Bug 12345 being fixed") do
>     actual.should == expected
>   end
>
> and pending would fail (not with a pending exception) once the code
> inside the block started passing?
>
> That way we could mark something as a know issue, and be notified when
> that thing was fixed and go removed the pending.
>

I think that's a great idea. It could be coloured blue in the output.

> Thoughts?
>
> - Bob
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