[rspec-users] alias :calling :lambda

Jay Levitt lists-rspec at shopwatch.org
Wed Sep 19 23:30:14 EDT 2007

On 9/19/2007 11:04 PM, Scott Taylor wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2007, at 10:17 PM, Jed Hurt wrote:
>> Sprinkling my examples with 'lambda' has always seemed like a bit of a
>> wart to me. I've gotten into the habit of adding 'alias :calling
>> :lambda' to my spec suites. My examples then look like:
>> calling { Foo }.should raise_error
>> calling { Bar }.should_not raise_error
>> Is there a reason that RSpec core has chosen not to make exception
>> expectations more sugary?
> There was a long discussion of this in the tracker + mailing list.   
> Did you not see it (It almost seems coincidental that you ask this  
> question at the current time).

Yes, that is *quite* a coincidence, Mr. Jed Hurt - IF that is your real 

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