[Rake-devel] Rakefile optional when using a rake directory

Adam Salter adam.q.salter at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 20:55:25 EST 2008


Ummm, a suggestion without a patch is pretty useless.
I'm not saying that the suggestion would definately go into the public  
release anyway, but really... if you have something you want to see,  
code it and let the admins decide if they want to implement it.

On 24/02/2008, at 12:31 PM, Trans wrote:

> Hi--
>
> I'd like to suggest a simple feature addition to Rake. I would like to
> define rake tasks in a default subdirectory (preferably rake/) and
> have rake automatically load any files in it having a .rake extension
> when there is no Rakefile. If the Rakefile is present it would defer
> to it and not automatically load them. So this would strictly be an
> additional feature, and not cause any backward compatibility issues.
>
> I would very much prefer this for keeping my project folders as
> concise as possible. Right now nearly all my Rakefiles have but a
> single line in them telling them to load from the subdirectory,
> something which seems not all that uncommon these days. So it would be
> very nice not to have to bother with the Rakefile at all in these
> cases.
>
> Thanks,
> T.
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