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

David Goodlad dgoodlad at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 15:04:50 EST 2007


On 2/23/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/23/07, James Hughes <hughes.james at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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?
>
> Writing.

One might say that writing specs would be 'specifying', while running
those specs against real code would be 'testing' that code... Just to
make things more fun ;)

Dave

>
> >
> > James
> >
> > >
> > > Aslak
> > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Kevin Williams
> > > > http://www.almostserio.us/
> > > >
> > > > "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from
> > > > Magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
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