[Rubygems-developers] Specifying a platform
chad at chadfowler.com
Sat Apr 17 11:45:11 EDT 2004
On 17/4/2004, at 10:34 AM, Richard Kilmer wrote:
> On Apr 17, 2004, at 10:10 AM, Chad Fowler wrote:
>> On 17/4/2004, at 9:51 AM, Jim Weirich wrote:
>>> Chad Fowler wrote:
>>>> I guess it's a subjective difference, but the parentheses *really*
>>>> bother me.
>>>> So, do we agree that we don't need -ruby- in the name of a gem?
>>> I wouldn't think so. But is there a need to syntactically indicate
>>> the platform portion of a gem file name?
>> I don't think the gem file name is important, since we have the yaml
>> metadata. If it is, we should fix it.
> It name is not important...we do use the metadata, its just so that
> gems can have unique names. The -ruby- should not be on the gem name
> if no platform is needed. I thought that originally if you specified
> the platform as RUBY is was nil, but my memory may be fuzzy. Oh, and
> ruby _IS_ a platform as are most languages :-)
You've stimulated my memory...I think it's my fault. I don't remember
what I was trying to do when i changed, though. :)
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