[rspec-users] [BDD] View specs and cucumber -- duplication of effort?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 20:30:38 EST 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Stephen Eley <sfeley at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Andrew Premdas <apremdas at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Personally I now think nested steps are evil - but thats another story :)
> It sounds like an entertaining one.  I'd love to hear why sometime.
> (Though whether the right place for it would be here or the Cucumber
> list, I couldn't say.)

I'll pipe in since it's here on this list at the moment:

I won't go as far as to say that nested steps are evil, but I don't really
like to use them myself because they do conflate two levels of abstraction.
I'd sooner have two steps delegate to a helper than one step delegate to


> > Having said all this I haven't actually done this in practice yet, going
> to
> > try it on my next view.
> Please share what you find out.  Particularly if you discover a way to
> do them that doesn't make them feel like more work.  >8->
> > By the way its nice to find a fellow soul who appreciates the wonderfully
> > expressive power of the word 'wibble'!
> Of course!  They wobble, but they don't fall down.  >8->
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