[rspec-users] Cucumber Scenario syntax

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 12:26:46 EDT 2008


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Evan David Light
<lists at tiggerpalace.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 12, 2008, at 12:14 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>
>> What you're proposing might look this:
>>
>> Scenario: division
>>  Given a numerator
>>  And a denominator
>>  Then the calculator should provide a quotient
>>
>>  |numerator|denominator|quotient|
>>
>> This will put some constraints on the phrasing that might be a good
>> thing, might not.
>>
>
>
>        I agree that my proposal is not necessarily the answer.
>
>
>> What if we just allowed free text in there that was not at all bound
>> to the table:
>>
>> Examples: division
>>  When you divide a numerator by a denominator,
>>  the calculator should provide the quotient.
>>
>>  |numerator|denominator|quotient|
>>
>> WDYTAT?
>
>        I believe that binding the table to the phrasing would be immensely
> useful and perhaps even crucial to Scenario authors.

Can you give an example of how this would be helpful?

>        Also, couldn't your second example also support binding to the table
> headers?

Anything is possible :) How would you envision that working. What
would trigger binding one word in a phrase to a header?


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