[rspec-users] [Cucumber] a few clarifications please...

Steve Molitor stevemolitor at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 20:30:44 EST 2008


What about two steps with the same regex but are of different types -- i.e.
a Given and a Then with the same regexp?
Steve

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 6:07 PM, aslak hellesoy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com>wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Tim Walker <walketim at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Great information guys, making some progress on this end. It is much
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Discovered that step definitions can not be duplicated even across
>> step files. Is this correct?
>>
>
> Regexen can not be the same (even if the blocks are different). I just
> refactored the wiki a little and added a new page about this:
> http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/wikis/step-definitions
>
> Aslak
>
>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Tim
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Joseph Wilk <josephwilk at joesniff.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>> > David Chelimsky wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Tim Walker <walketim at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> Hi Guys,
>> >>>
>> >>> Things are working great with Cucumber and am getting better at
>> >>> expressing requirements as behaviors. Kudos!
>> >>>
>> >>> I seek a couple of points of clarification, or confirmation, if
>> >>> someone has a minute or two...
>> >>>
>> >>> FWIW - I've read the wiki and the given-when-then page and just seek
>> >>> confirmation:
>> >>>
>> >>> There is no dependency implied in the keywords "given", "then" and
>> >>> "when" (as well as "and" and "but), correct? These are simply naming
>> >>> conventions that denote the well known "Build/Operate/Check" pattern
>> >>> but have no real physical relationship, they're just tags that denote
>> >>> the steps.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Correct.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> A "pending" step is any step that has a matching step but nothing is
>> >>> implemented.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Correct.
>> >>
>> >
>> > In the latest version in Github (0.1.13) you can also force steps which
>> have
>> > an implementation to the pending state using the 'pending' method which
>> > works in the same way as Rspec's pending.
>> >
>> > When "I want to be lazy" do
>> >  pending "Implement me!"
>> > end
>> >
>> > --
>> > Joseph Wilk
>> > http://blog.josephwilk.net
>> >
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> A "successful" step is any step that is matched, has some code and
>> >>> doesn't assert anything resolving to false.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Or raise an error.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> A "gray" out step means that no steps were found that matched the
>> >>> feature.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Blue? Means that a step was found, but a previous step was either
>> >> pending or failed.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> You need to be careful that features do not match steps in the step
>> >>> file or cucumber will execute the first step it finds that matches
>> >>> (really don't know how this works, will a test sequence ever go
>> >>> 'backwards'?)
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Cucumber tells you when it finds two steps definitions that could
>> >> match the step in the feature.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> Going back and changing the stuff in the .feature file is risky as
>> >>> it's very easy to create a mismatch and the step won't be found.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Not sure why that is risky, unless you mean that there are
>> >> non-developers making these changes. If so, then they should probably
>> >> be made collaboratively.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks very much,
>> >>>
>> >>> Tim
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