[rspec-users] Deprecating the mocking framework?

Christoph Sturm christoph.sturm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 08:45:22 EDT 2007

On 9/5/07, Steven R. Baker <srbaker at pobox.com> wrote:
> Wilson Bilkovich wrote:
> > On 9/5/07, Christoph Sturm <christoph.sturm at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> To clarify, you just want a default mock framework, instead of being
> forced to make the decision yourself?

Ok, I am in no way saying anything against flexmock, Its probably
great, but I never tried it. What I tried was rspec mocking and mocha,
and I liked mocha much better.

And I do think there should be a default, for the generated code.


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