[rspec-users] RSpec part of two (count 'em, two) GSoC projects

pat eyler pat.eyler at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 19:11:13 EDT 2007

On 4/12/07, Scott Taylor <mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com> wrote:
> Some of you guys may know I thought about signing up for this.  I
> didn't sign up, because Rubinus seems to already have a pretty mature
> spec library (at least for core).  Why can't this be used for the
> other implementations?

The intent is that the tests will be shared across implementations.

> Or is the focus on writing drivers for those implementations so that
> all of the specs can easily be run against multiple implementations?
> I didn't understand this, nor how a VM works  (and still understand
> neither), so I ended up never signing up.  I even talked to David
> Black and he didn't have any insight on this point, so am I missing
> some big piece of the puzzle?

I wish you'd joined the general discussion, but there's still time to
get involved in one or both projects (albeit not as a sponsored

> As far as I can tell, BDD should be used for development, hence the
> name Behaviour Driven *Development*.  So aren't these specs just
> going to be used to develop rubinus (mainly for the stdlib)?  Once
> these are mature, then the porting should be easy, shouldn't it?
> Best,
> Scott Taylor
> On Apr 12, 2007, at 2:21 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:
> > Here is the list of Ruby related projects accepted for GSoC. It
> > includes two very similar projects (seemingly the same project,
> > really, but I'm not saying anything ;) ) using RSpec to build a spec
> > suite for implementations of the Ruby language:
> >
> > http://code.google.com/soc/ruby/about.html
> >
> > I'm, personally, very excited about the implications of this. Thanks
> > to all of you who use, talk about and contribute to RSpec!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > David (on behalf the RSpec Development Team)
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