[Rubygems-developers] Remote Installer Progress

Austin Ziegler halostatue at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 08:57:44 EST 2004

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 08:55:34 -0500, Jim Weirich <jim at weirichhouse.org> wrote:
> On Friday 03 December 2004 06:56 am, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Jim Weirich wrote:
> > > rubygems.rb).  Also, I'm not sure if ".gem" is an appropriate name when
> > > in windows, I'm open to suggestions.
> > Seems OK to me -- these are rather old:
> >
> > http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=gem&goButton=Go
> Ahhh ... just to be clear, ".gem" is not the file extension, but the entire
> file name.  It is a convention on unix that file beginnnig with "." are
> hidden.  Lots of apps in unix put a ".appname" file in a users home directory
> to store per user information.
> So that's what I was asking, is a file name (not extension) ".gem" too weird
> for windows users?

If there's a chance that people using Windows 9x will be using this,
then use _gem. Otherwise, .gem is okay.

Austin Ziegler * halostatue at gmail.com
               * Alternate: austin at halostatue.ca

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