[rspec-users] Deferred success for specs?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 12:08:42 EST 2007


On 2/23/07, Ashley Moran <work at ashleymoran.me.uk> wrote:
> I've started using specs as a to-do list.  I write explicitly
> violated specs so I know what to come back to.  But a lot of the
> time, that means if I start to work on another piece of functionality
> covered by the same spec, it's hard to tell what I'm working on now
> from the explicit failues.
>
> I run all my specs through TextMate to use the HTML output, so I go
> by the "95 specifications, 3 failures" line at the top.  I'd find it
> useful if I could mark specs as failing but unimportant, eg "95
> specifications, 1 failure, 2 deferred".  You could even display these
> limbo specs in orange to separate them visually.
>
> Anyone else think this is a good idea, or is there too much chance of
> it being abused as a way of saying, "I'll get round to it when I can
> be bothered"?  It's definitely better than commenting out specs,
> which is really risky.

There is a similar RFE:

http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=8139&group_id=797&atid=3152

Also, the rspec-ext project does something like this:

http://rashkovskii.com/articles/2007/2/16/rspec-ext-gem


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