[rspec-users] need help getting a word right

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 23:35:45 EDT 2007


Hey all,

I see examples showing up that look like this:

describe Thing do
  before(:each) do
    @thing = Thing.new
  end

  it do
    @thing.should be_something
  end
end

This will produce output like this:

Thing
- should be something

But "it do" is driving me mad :(

We need a better word. Of course, 'specify' has not been completely
removed, so you can still do this:

describe Thing do
  before(:each) { @thing = Thing.new }
  specify { @thing.should be_something }
end

Consise? Yes. But I'm not psyched about 'specify' either. There IS a
perfect word for this situation. What is it? Suggestions?

Thanks,
David


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