[rspec-users] Help with regexp in matcher
matt at mattwynne.net
Tue Jan 13 12:55:07 EST 2009
On 13 Jan 2009, at 17:14, Mark Wilden wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:41 AM, James Byrne <lists at ruby-forum.com>
> Logins are a pervasive feature of this application and so, rather than
> waste effort on policing the feature syntax, I thought it best just to
> accommodate the likely variations from the start.
> Premature flexibility is one of the roots of all evil. :)
> Seriously, your code has two types of users. Yes, you should make
> writing features easier for biz, but you should also make reading
> steps easier for dev. Given that, I like the suggestion of
> explicitly enumerating the choices of verbiage. A clear pointer
> toward that choice is the comment. A comment is an apology for
> unclear code. All unclear code should be commented, but unclear code
> should be avoided whenever possible.
> All IMO, of course.
+1 to all that. I feel like you get lectured quite a bit by this list
James, but you'd do well to heed the advice of some battle-hardened
Read Eric Evans' excellent book 'Domain Driven Design', which actually
inspired a lot of this BDD stuff you're using, to hear how keeping
faithful to a 'Ubiquitous Language' can make a big difference to the
success or failure of a project.
You're not just policing syntax when you encourage people to use the
same words for things, you're actually protecting the integrity of
your system by reducing the opportunities for misunderstanding.
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