[Rake-devel] Merging the system .rake changes

Adam Salter adam.q.salter at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 09:07:58 EDT 2008

On 25/08/2008, at 3:38 PM, Jim Weirich wrote:

> On Aug 25, 2008, at 1:24 AM, Adam Salter wrote:
>> Tested the gem. Works well.
> Great!  What platform did you run it on?

Woops. My bad. Unix (OSX).

>> Ie go to rakefile dir, change to subdirectory, type 'rake -T'...  
>> you get the system rakefile tasks. I think it's the order it does  
>> the checking for system rakefiles, it should bubble first, if no  
>> rakefiles found then system, if no system files found then exit. I  
>> guess this method is better, since it is more in line with older  
>> systems... I think I prefer the current way though.
> The problem is that have_project_rakefile? doesn't bubble up when it  
> does the checking.  Rake really needs to do the bubble up checking,  
> that's was one of the first features of rake over make that was  
> included, and I don't want to lose that.  If you are anywhere in the  
> project, you will get project behavior.  Only when you are outside  
> any project will you  get the system-wide behavior by default.
> I'm working on fixing this.  I just want to make sure we don't do  
> the bubble up search more than once.

OK. I'm glad you are working on this. I'm not sure I would know where  
to look, initially at least.


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