[Rubygems-developers] Overhaul of specification.rb

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Mon Aug 9 21:38:25 EDT 2004

On Aug 9, 2004, at 9:40 PM, Gavin Sinclair wrote:

> Chad wrote:
>>> I took a look today but didn't have very long.  It's to do with the
>>> way the gem spec is created.  If it's deserialized from YAML, then it
>>> doesn't go through the #initialize process, which is the problem.
>>> Before my change, empty/nil properties were not written to YAML, so
>>> when they're loaded in, they're still empty/nil.  The old spec code
>>> was OK with this because some of the accessors were like this:
>>>   def dependencies
>>>     @dependencies ||= []
>>>   end
>> ...snip....
>> Gavin, did you get a chance to look at this anymore?  I'm trying to
>> work on some other things, but this one's getting in the way.  I have
>> held off on trying to fix it, thinking you  had it.
> Sorry, Chad, it's been a busy few days.  I've made some changes, 
> including
> the above, without checking in, as there are few places in the code 
> base
> that need to be updated.  I'll make sure it gets done today.

OK, cool.  I finally broke down and started to do it myself this 
evening but it's  a bit of a pain.  I'm halfway there with a solution I 
don't like much, so I'll throw my work away and await your checkin. :)


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