[rspec-users] given_it

Yurii Rashkovskii yrashk at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 16:30:18 EDT 2007


On Sep 21, 2007, at 11:19 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> On 9/21/07, Yurii Rashkovskii <yrashk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Then I will have tens of methods that in fact has nothing really
>> different from reused examples
> But, as methods, they are more clearly differentiated for reuse.
> The problem is that if I reuse an example, and then decide to change
> that example, I may accidentally change the meaning of other examples.
> This is possible w/ helper methods too, but I think it is less likely.

I see no difference, really. You can break anything, either helper or  
example. But when using helpers, you'd likely to have worse code  
(just IMHO)

> You can keep pursuing this if you like, but I can tell you right now
> that it is very likely not going to happen. We already have a few
> different ways to deal w/ reuse and this one seems more confusing to
> me than helpful.

I am not going to change anything, that's simply not my intention. My  
intention was to check what people think about this approach. I just  
found it very convenient
for my coding experience. I do not need spend time extracting  
helpers, I do not need to keep single line examples that call  
helpers. I just write down pieces of logic, that's it.

Anyway, thank you for your feedback.


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