[rspec-users] it "should [action] ..." vs it with an active voice

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 22:12:54 EST 2007

On Nov 12, 2007 9:03 PM, Pat Maddox <pergesu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/12/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Nov 12, 2007 8:09 PM, Pat Maddox <pergesu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > The difference is that the story is an authoritative
> > > spec of how the system should behave, and the description has no
> > > authority at all.
> >
> > I don't have that sense at all. Where do you get that from?
> >From the belief that the customer is the ultimate authority on what it
> means for the system to behave acceptably, and the fact that stories
> are customer-facing and specs are developer-facing.

I totally agree that the customer is the authority - however, the
customer has just as much right to change her mind about a story as I
do about a spec! So why should stories be any more locked down than

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