[rspec-devel] [Proposal] change 'spec' to 'rspec'

Jim Weirich jim.weirich at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 23:28:07 EDT 2008

On Sep 29, 2008, at 11:22 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> The convention for gems is that the top level module shares a name
> with the gem, but rspec uses 'spec' instead, resulting in things like
> this:
> require 'rubygems'
> gem 'rspec'
> require 'spec'
> I'd like to propose that we change the 'spec' namespace to 'rspec'.
> We'd have to continue to support 'spec' for backwards compatibility
> for a long time, but we can do that with a few extra files that just
> require other files.

The second line has no effect.  The following is equivalent:

   require 'rubygems'
   require 'spec'

In which case, it might be a good thing to get the library name (gem  
name) on the require.

-- Jim Weirich
-- jim.weirich at gmail.com

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