"Should" In Specs


Fri Apr 10 17:43:14 -0700 2009

Why repeat “should” over and over again in your specs? I prefer not to do this:

it "should throw an exception"
it "should not run if already running"
it "should prevent duplicate access"

But instead, this:

it "throws an exception"
it "doesn't run if already running"
it "prevents duplicate access"

More concise and more forceful - seems like a win all around. (Note that David Chelimsky disagrees.)