[rspec-users] Deprecating the mocking framework?

Andrew WC Brown omen.king at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 13:16:26 EDT 2007


My question is what would you recommend for Mocking?

Mocha or FlexMock?

On 9/1/07, rupert <rupert_apsc at rupespad.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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.
>
> Cheers
>
> Rupert
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