[rspec-users] WDYT, simple, anonymous story listeners?

Joseph Wilk lists at ruby-forum.com
Wed Aug 13 05:26:09 EDT 2008

It looks like a nice shortcut for those times when you are registering 
simple one-off listeners.

While it does provide a nice shortcut I can see reasons why that 
shortcut might be bad(in some cases).

Separating registering and implementation can be a good thing.
*Split the logic.
*Organise files/classes nicely
*Enable inheritance from the listeners

If it was anything that I had to maintain or touch regularly I would be 
happier with a class.

Can/Could you support mixins inside FunctionalStruct? That would help 
overcome some of those points.

I can think of a couple of places that I would be happy using 
FunctionalStruct. Is the source for 'FunctionalStruct' 

Joseph Wilk

Mark Wilden wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:54 PM, Zach Dennis <zach.dennis at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> There is nothing wrong with this, but there are times when it feels
>> dirty and unnecessary to create yet another class with some methods
> The proposed solution looks very nice, but I've never been convinced by 
> the
> "yet another class" argument. It's not like you're only allowed a 
> certain
> number.
> That hasn't always been the case, however. When I worked at Sierra 
> On-Line
> in the early '90s, I broke the compiler of our proprietary OOP language
> because I exceeded its maximum class count. Those were the days...:)
> ///ark

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