[rspec-users] Cucumber - Ambiguous steps

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 10:15:23 EDT 2008


On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Joseph Wilk-2
> <josephwilk at joesniff.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>>I like this much better. -Guiding people to use regexen properly is
>>>better than redefining their semantics.
>>
>> Well put. Do you mind if I add this David?
>
> Well - it turns out that this is slightly more complicated. The code
> example in cucumber has these expressions:
>
> /Three \(\.\*\) mice/
> /Three blind \(\.\*\)/
>
> The proposed hint in the error message (appending $) does not really
> apply to this, and trying to cover all of the different possible
> reasons for ambiguity in steps seems counter productive to me.
>
> I did make one change
> (http://github.com/dchelimsky/cucumber/commit/ca70b3795906448e40f4d610dd0b6692ce987f1a)
> in my fork: I changed Amiguous to Multiple and the error message now
> reads:
>
>  Multiple step definitions match "Three blind mice":
>
>  ./spec/cucumber/step_mother_spec.rb:24:in `/Three (.*) mice/'
>  ./spec/cucumber/step_mother_spec.rb:27:in `/Three blind (.*)/'
>
> I think this is a bit more clear than Ambiguous (that reads sorta
> funny). Aslak - if you agree, go ahead and pull/merge that commit.
>

That's fine.

Aslak

> David
>
>> Thanks,
>> Joseph Wilk
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