[rspec-users] Deprecating the mocking framework?
tom at experthuman.com
Sat Sep 1 05:04:34 EDT 2007
On 1 Sep 2007, at 09:31, rupert wrote:
>> Are we planning on dumping the mock framework in favor of using
> The idea has been banded around on the dev list recently
This makes me sad, because it means only one thing for the majority
of users: more hassle. So now I have to choose a mocking framework
too (an arbitrary choice, thus a gamble), or else configure RSpec to
keep working the way it used to work, and watch my mocking code slide
into obsolescence? Sigh.
I agree that it's a big win for the RSpec developers to not have to
deal with the distraction of maintaining a mocking framework, but
it's vaguely surprising that nobody's mentioned how valuable it is
that RSpec is a tidy, coherent, consistent, integrated BDD tool that
just works out of the box right now. (And newcomers still find it
impenetrable!) It looks like it's inevitable that it'll be broken up,
but, yeah, it's a real shame.
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