RSpec expects pending tests to fail
When flagging a spec that will be implemented later as
pending, include a failing spec body or RSpec 3 will consider the pending test as failing.
The reasoning is: If the spec is flagged as pending but passes, it should not be pending. So these will fail:
it 'does something' do pending end it 'does something else' do pending expect(1).to eq(1) end
The first case may be unexpected, if you just wanted to write down that something should eventually happen that will be implemented later.
Instead, do not supply a spec body at all:
it 'does something'
Or, if your body contains something that you want to keep, you may add
fail to cause an error. RSpec will then consider the spec pending.
it 'does something' do pending # This will be interesting. Contact Bob about details. fail end
Another way to exlude specs is using RSpec filters with
xdescribe or the like.