[Ironruby-core] HOME env variable required

Peter Bacon Darwin bacondarwin at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 30 11:16:25 EDT 2008

That only works for IronRuby but not for running the Rakefile under CRuby.



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Or add the HOME logic to irvars.bat  

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:31 AM, John Lam (IRONRUBY) <jflam at microsoft.com>

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.


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