On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 5:24 AM, Tim H. [email protected] wrote:
newb q: The “pending” support for spec’s and steps is nice. I’m just
wondering why a scenario itself can’t be pending?
Because nobody asked for it
Wanna file a feature request at lighthouse?
I.e. it seems to me like
it would be nice to write up scenario titles for scenarios as you think of
them, and for low-priority fringe scenarios leave the steps unwritten until
it comes time to implement the scenario?
Is there a way to add comments to the plain text file in plain text stories?
Anything between the line that begins with Story: and the first line
that begins with Scenario: will be part of the story narrative. Sort
of like a comment, but it gets printed out. So I sometimes add
additional commentary there to provide context around the “As a …, I
want …, So that …” statement.
Anything after the first Scenario: that does not begin with any of the
keywords (Scenario:, Given, When, Then, And) is simply ignored, so you
can put comments between steps and they will not be processed.
I would not go crazy with this at this point because there has been a
request to support multiline text in plain text stories, at which
point your comments might accidentally get interpreted.
Perhaps now is the time to devise a formal “comment indicator.” I
think the obvious choice would be the same one we use in Ruby: #
Given this step
this is a comment
When this other step