[rspec-users] Old Style Stories

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 07:26:59 EST 2008

On Feb 20, 2008 12:06 AM, Zach Dennis <zach.dennis at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was working on a past project tonight to trunk which is using the
> old story format. IE:
>   Given "desc" do / end
>   When "someting "do /end
>   etc..
> Is this officially supported, or is this just something that hasn't
> been ripped out yet?

It's funny to me that this is "Old Style" in your view. It's really
just another approach. Plain text is great for some situations, but so
is writing in Ruby :) Depends on the team, really, and how involved
the customer is in actually doing the typing.

> If it is officially supported how attached are people to the re-using
> of do/end blocks which match the same description. Every now and then
> it bites me and I end up having to change one of the descriptions to
> differ textually then another.

Why would this be specific to scenarios written in Ruby?

> IMO it is kind of annoying. A story
> part description may have the same description as another in the same
> scenario. Sometimes the sequence of steps provide the context,

This seems unfinished - was there more to this sentence?

I think this is just a matter of documentation. If we got rid of
block-sharing we'd be promoting much more verbose scenarios with a lot
of redundancy. I think it's here to stay.


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