[rspec-users] How much test data to use in specs

Nick Hoffman nick at deadorange.com
Wed Aug 27 15:24:35 EDT 2008

On 2008-08-27, at 14:46, David Chelimsky wrote:
> If you want to (not necessarily advising this, but I've seen it  
> done) you can do this:
> ['!','(',')','&'].each do |char|
>   it "can't have #{char}" do
>     ...
>   end
> end
> That makes the output very verbose, but the spec file is easy to grok.

Hi David. I ended up creating valid and invalid test data, as well as  
a method to iterate over them and write the descriptions and examples  
for me. You can have a look at it at http://pastie.org/261175 . If you  
have any suggestions for improvements, I'd love to hear them.


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