[rspec-devel] [ANN] RSpec 0.9.1 released

Chad Woolley chad at pivotalsf.com
Sun May 6 14:36:50 EDT 2007

On 5/5/07, Brian Takita <brian.takita at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the following quote is the gist of the terminology change:
> >
> >
> > Still, it creeps me out when people refer to tests (aka examples) as
> specifications. There's an important distinction:
> > A specification describes a correct program, while a test provokes a
> correct program.


>  That's why example are used instead of specifications. So maybe the
> question now is why is example better than test?
> Also, why is 'describe' replacing 'context'? The quote implies we don't want
> to describe software, but provoke the correct software.

I dunno.  I still don't get it.  The more I think about it, the more I
just want to go back to "test".

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