[rspec-users] Deprecating the mocking framework?

Wilson Bilkovich wilsonb at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 14:50:37 EDT 2007

On 9/5/07, Christoph Sturm <christoph.sturm at gmail.com> wrote:
> everybody in this thread is reacting like you are about to remove the
> built in mocking. The idea was to deprecate it, something like
> "if you use the build in mocking right now, fine. If you start a new
> project dont use it"
> One thing is clear, mocha is much nicer than the integrated mocking,
> nicer syntax, better errormessages, better everything. The rspec
> mocking framework could never compete with mocha or flexmock on its
> own. At the time it was created there were good reasons for that, just
> like there are good reasons to deprecate it now.

I would be 100% OK with this for version 1.1 or 1.2 or whatever, as
long as Mocha was the only 'recommendation', and the rspec gem had a
listed gem dependency on Mocha.
It's the 'choice' I object to, not the specifics of which mock
framework we happen to use.

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