[Rubygems-developers] Specifying a platform

Chad Fowler 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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