[rspec-users] Deprecating the mocking framework?

Scott Taylor mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com
Sun Sep 2 17:20:49 EDT 2007

> Well, it's not simply a matter of US maintaining it. It's a matter of
> it being maintained at all in light of the fact that mocha and
> flexmock exist. Put simply, there never should have been an rspec mock
> framework.
> But here we are.
> In my view, we either put the thing to sleep or keep it part of rspec
> and forget the whole deprecation thing. Handling it off to someone
> else to maintain seems silly to me.
> David

Ah.  I had no idea.  Why was it originally created, then?  Were you  
guys not happy with mocha at the time?  I find it hard to believe  
that you were ignorant about it.

Plus - are you going to change all of rspec's specs to use flexmock  
or mocha?


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