When writing specs, I think the spec should describe implementation result, but not the implementation detail.

Take the ruby code below for example:

def add(a, b)
  a + b
end

one can test like:

expect( add(1,2) ).to eq(3)

that’s testing the result; but if one write test:

expect( add(1,2) ).to eq(1+2)

that’s testing the detail.

The problem with testing the detail is that… say if the dependent method, :+ got changed, then the result would actually be different, but the second spec would still pass.