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

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 06:51:43 EDT 2007


On 6/26/07, aslak hellesoy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

As long as we make the block optional, I'm cool w/ this. I can see
that use for it, but I don't know that I'd want to force it on
everyone.

Bob - you want to take a crack at this?

>
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > - Bob
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