[rspec-users] Variable argument matchers for Cucumber

Tim Hart THart at picagroup.com
Mon Mar 30 15:00:13 EDT 2009


Given a Cucumber script like

Then /^the (?:(first|second|third|fourth) line of the )?(.*) section of the (.*) should be (.*)$/ do |*args|

Cucumber errors with
expected 0 block argument(s), got 4 (Cucumber::ArityMismatchError)

While it's perfectly legal in generic ruby to do this

def foo(&block)
  block.call 1,2,3,4,5

foo do |*args|

Is this an intended limitation? I can work around it, but I'll end up with 2 different 'Then' calls that do nothing but call a common method
Tim Hart
Senior Software Engineer
PICA Group
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