[rspec-users] Help with regexp in matcher

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 18:19:37 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:13 PM, James Byrne <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Matt Wynne wrote:
> >
> > +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
> > journeymen, IMO.
> >
> I thought that you might like to know that, after reflecting on this
> overnight, I took this matter up in a design meeting today.  After a
> "frank exchange of ideas" it was accepted that login, and all its
> related ilk, did not describe what the application was doing and was
> therefore misleading and depreciated.  The clincher was when I raised
> the issue of authentication via end user x.509 certificates.
> So, what we have now are features that read like this:
> When the user "myuser" authenticates with a password
> When the user is not authenticated
> Then they should see the authentication page
> Then they should see an authentication request message
> Then they press the authenticate button
> When the user session is not current
> We have, in consequence, gone through and removed the term login from
> all code use as well; replacing it with authenticate.  So, for example,
> the authentication form now says: To Proceed Please Authenticate
> Yourself

This is awesome. It sounds like you have all come to a better understanding
of how the application should behave through the use of more precise
language that is shared by everyone. Well done!


> I am sometimes (ok, mostly) slow to understand what I am told, but I do
> hear it.  Thanks for all the help on this.  I believe that the
> discussion here regarding the entire nomenclature issue provided a real
> improvement to our design.
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