[rspec-users] alias :calling :lambda

Jed Hurt jed.hurt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 11:49:58 EDT 2007


I missed that one. I had a feeling that such a discussion must have
already taken place, so I sent this suggestion with some trepidation.
Having read the tracker comments, I empathize with David's and Aslak's
sentiments.


On 9/19/07, Jay Levitt <lists-rspec at shopwatch.org> wrote:
> 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
> name...
>
> Seriously, check out
>
> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=13837&group_id=797&atid=3152
>
> Jay
>
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