[rspec-users] explanation of "describe" vs "context"...

Chris Sund chris at silhouettesolutions.net
Sat Jul 11 15:29:30 EDT 2009


Hey everyone,

This is a noob question. I'm not grasping the difference between
"describe" and "context" in my spec file. As an example, what's the
difference with this...

describe Game do
     context "starting up" do
it "should send a welcome message" do
        @messenger.should_receive(:puts).with("Welcome to
Mastermind!")
        @game.start(%w[r g y c])
      end



And this....

describe Game do
     describe "starting up" do
it "should send a welcome message" do
        @messenger.should_receive(:puts).with("Welcome to
Mastermind!")
        @game.start(%w[r g y c])
      end


Is this just preference, or are the serious differences?





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