[rspec-users] Deprecating the mocking framework?

rupert rupert_apsc at rupespad.com
Sat Sep 1 06:35:19 EDT 2007

On 1 Sep 2007, at 10:04, Tom Stuart wrote:

> On 1 Sep 2007, at 09:31, rupert wrote:
>>>  Are we planning on dumping the mock framework in favor of using
>>> Mocha
>> 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.

It won't be removed, so you'll still be able to use it (as Peter  
pointed out) .  I had exactly the same initial reaction as you (mine  
was a sort of "nooooo, they can't do that") so I know where you're  
coming from. But having read through the discussion on the dev list  
and thought about it, the rspec mocking framework is pretty stable  
and complete so I don't think depreciating it is going to be too big  
a problem for those (like me!) that have a bundle of specs that use  
the rspec mocking framework - I'm going to keep using it for now, but  
have a look at the alternatives as a background task with the intent  
to use one of them on a new project as some point in the future.



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