[Nitro] [PATCH] beginning of a rake file

Jonathan Buch john at oxyliquit.de
Sat Jun 16 16:12:51 EDT 2007


Hi,

> I'll probably be the lone dissenter here, but I prefer script/. I
> realize that Rake provides some useful features in the construction of
> project tasks, but Rakefiles also have a tendency to get pretty ugly.
> Scripts remain clean, and can require common behavior from a shared
> script-lib. Also, I have been working on some utilities which make
> working with scripts more fruitful, such a 'ludo' (lookup and do) and
> Scriptable.
>
> In any case, Rake's a fine choice, of course. It's just not my
> preference. Perhaps when my script tools are polished enough we can
> revisit this. I'm sure the Rakefile will be quite obese by then ;-)

we just need a working system which plays nice for now and does what
we want:  stable running of some task, testing being the premier one.
We've got help from Manveru here where we got a structure from, where
single scripts get loaded from a subdirectory.  This makes for a
cleaner structure than a huge Rakefile at least.

All I care about really is:  easy running, easy working with errors,
easy spotting of errors, being able to run single specs by hand.
So for what I care it could've stayed with script, but those weren't
working, so whatever system is fine by me, just gotta work.  :P

Jo

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