[Rubygems-developers] Specifying a platform
chad at chadfowler.com
Sat Apr 17 16:37:00 EDT 2004
On 17/4/2004, at 12:03 PM, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> On Sunday, April 18, 2004, 12:34:52 AM, Richard wrote:
>>> 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.
> It makes sense to me that the RUBY platform would be nil. Should be
> go with that?
Let's try it and see what breaks. There is a reason it's not nil now,
but I can't remember what it is. :)
>> Oh, and ruby _IS_ a platform as are most languages :-)
> Agreed. Is it a platform in the sense we mean in gems, though?
> Do we want to encourage people to expliticly specify the Ruby platform
> in their specs?
> Are we going to have Perl and Python gems? :)
I hope not. ;)
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