[Ironruby-core] HOME env variable required

John Lam (IRONRUBY) jflam at microsoft.com
Mon Jun 30 10:31:11 EDT 2008


Peter Bacon Darwin:

> How conventional in the Ruby World in general is it to expect the HOME
> variable to exist?
> Wouldn't it be easier to have a check at the start of the RakeFile and
> spec_runner.rb that creates the HOME variable (from USERPROFILE, etc)
> if it is nil?  Then you don't need to go and hack the specs themselves.

In the new world, we'll likely have to modify the mspec spec runner and contribute the changes back to the mspec project. specrunner.rb and friends are effectively deprecated today.

Thanks,
-John




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