[rspec-users] Why pending only works inside it

Scott Taylor scott at railsnewbie.com
Wed May 26 14:20:05 EDT 2010


On May 26, 2010, at 2:07 PM, Nadal wrote:

> I wrote following code and it did not work.
> 
> 
> describe User do
> it { should validate_presence_of(:email) }
> pending "should raise an error when email is blank and record is
> saved with false option"
> end
> 
> 
> Then I put pending inside it like one given below and it worked.
> 
> 
> describe User do
> it { should validate_presence_of(:email) }
> it "" do
>  pending "should raise an error when email is blank and record is
> saved with false option"
> end
> end
> 

Use an it with no block:

it "should raise an error when email is blank and record is saved with false option"

Scott

> 
> 
> I know that rspec is well thought out . Then why rspec is forcing me
> to put empty it around pending line. Why can't I just say that
> something is pending and I will get to it later.
> 
> Thanks for all the good work.
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