[Rake-devel] Rakefile optional when using a rake directory
transfire at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 10:58:42 EDT 2008
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Jim Weirich <jim.weirich at gmail.com> wrote:
> As I understand it, there are two requests here.
> (1) Change the name of rakelib to rake (or maybe just added rake in
> addition to rakelib?)
> (2) Allow the omission of the Rakefile if rake (or rakelib?) is present.
> On (1), I am disinclined to change the name of rakelib (or add
> additional redundant functionality) in the absence of a compelling
> reason to do so. I believe the reason you assert if merely a
> preference for the shorter name, correct?
I can understand not changing it --no reason to break backward
compatibility, but adding it as an alternative, it seems to me, can
only be advantageous. It's not reasonless. Aesthetics is a vital
aspect of ease of use. Clearly, this can be subjective and it is
impossible to please everyone, but rake/ seems a very reasonable
--even obvious, option, to me. It much like supporting Rakefile or
rakefile.rb. So I hope you won't dismiss it simply because it is
"merely" a question of aesthetics. That has value too.
> On (2), this is a more interesting proposal. I'm not sure I would use
> the feature myself, but if there is a wider desire amoung rake users
> for this, I might consider it.
> Fair 'nuff?
That's quite fair. Thank you.
I hope the pulse of Rake users will prove favorable.
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