[rspec-users] Restatement: The Rspec Mocking Framework

s.ross cwdinfo at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 14:59:07 EDT 2007


This is and important enough announcement that I though it wise to  
put in a new thread so it doesn't get buried:


On Sep 3, 2007, at 8:42 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I've talked this over w/ a couple of the other committers and we've
> decided that we will NOT be deprecating the mock framework, at least
> for the foreseeable future. If/when we do, it will happen with plenty
> of notice and a clear, painless (as much as is possible) upgrade path.
>
> To be clear: this decision is purely pragmatic. Benefits of the
> existing framework cited in this thread are significant (one-stop
> shop, generated specs for the rails plugin, etc). And the amount of
> work it would take to do it right (backwards compatibility, easy
> upgrade path, support for multiple external frameworks, etc) far
> exceeds the perceived cost of maintaining the existing framework.
>
> Cheers,
> David
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