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

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 23:29:55 EDT 2008


On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 1:22 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> 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.
>
> Thoughts?

That recommendation is just to change the require, or the namespace also?

Spec::*

Becames RSpec::*

For the initial require: +1
For the namespace change: -1

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