[rspec-devel] first cut at blockless given/when/then
pergesu at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 03:42:58 EDT 2007
On 10/18/07, Ian Dees <undees at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, Dave.
> > I committed a first cut at blockless Givens/Whens/Thens to RSpec's trunk:
> Thinking out loud for larger projects here.... What's the scope (or
> lifetime -- I'm not sure what to call it) of a step created by
> step_matcher? How does it know which Story to attach to?
I don't think that's been figured out yet. I chatted with David a bit
earlier this evening and we were brainstorming a little, but the convo
got cut short. If you've got ideas I'd love to hear them.
> And a brief heretical thought: does step_matcher really need us to
> specify :given, :when, or :then? Is there ever a case when two steps
> would have the same name, but one would be a Given and the other would
> be a Then?
I'm not sure there are many cases where step names could clash like
that, but I suppose there could be. More importantly though, passing
in the type gives clarity.
step_matcher(:given, "an addend of $addend")
stands on its own. At a glance you can tell that it's used as a
given. Contrast that with scouring hundreds of lines of
step_matcher("an addend of $addend")
step_matcher("an augend of $augend")
step_matcher("a tightend of $tightend")
it gets painful if you don't have any idea what each one is. At
least, it would be painful for me.
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