[rspec-users] ArgumentError in "is a pending example" - block not supplied

Matt Wynne matt at mattwynne.net
Thu Oct 9 03:04:06 EDT 2008

On 9 Oct 2008, at 01:18, David Chelimsky wrote:
>> Now since I upgraded my gem to rspec 1.8 today, the empty example  
>> is failing
>> with the error ArgumentError in "should do something someday":  
>> block not
>> supplied
>> Is this by design?
> Absolutely not, though I am not having the same experience (blockless
> examples are correctly reported as pending).
>> What's the recommended way to deal with these pending examples?  
>> write a
>> block and call pending within it?
> That's how we used to do it before rspec started treating blockless
> examples as pending. It will band-aid your problem so you can
> progress. But what you're experiencing is not what is expected, nor am
> I able to reproduce it.
> Is this a rails app? Are you mixing gems and plugins perchance?

Yes and yes.


I hadn't bothered to upgrade the plugin as I figured that using 'spec'  
from the command line would run the 1.1.8 version from my gems folder,  
and not touch the plugin at all.

Let me upgrade the plugin too and see what happens.


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