[rspec-users] specking, speccing, or spec'ing

James Hughes hughes.james at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 14:35:08 EST 2007


On 2/23/07, aslak hellesoy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/23/07, Kevin Williams <kevwil at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think spec'ing is pretty close to correct, but the apostrophe is a
> > bit disconcerting. Perhaps spec-ing? Then again, why do we need a
> > non-alphabetic character in there at all? I'd go with specing.
> >
> > On 2/23/07, Ashley Moran <work at ashleymoran.me.uk> wrote:
> > >
> > > On 22 Feb 2007, at 22:22, David Chelimsky wrote:
> > >
> > > > I vote for spec'ing.
> > >
> > >
> > > I've always typed speccing, but according to /usr/share/dict/web2
> > > there isn't another english word that ends 'ccing', and all the words
> > > that end 'cking' are made from words that end 'ck' anyway.  So I'll
> > > have to go with spec'ing, even if it does look like its written in
> > > klingon.  (Actually I might just write my emails in TextMate, and
> > > write spec<tab>)
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> What's wrong with "specifying"?
> I'm also a little less afraid of "testing" than I used to be.

Whoa. My heresy vs. pragmatism meter is wildly fluctuating.

+1 for "specifying".

What does specing/spec'ing refer to? The act of writing specs, or running them?

James

>
> Aslak
>
> >
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> >
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