[Rubygems-developers] Remote Installer Progress

Gavin Sinclair gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Fri Dec 3 20:20:04 EST 2004

On Saturday, December 4, 2004, 12:57:44 AM, Austin wrote:

> 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.

But only if absolutely necessary.  The .vimrc/_vimrc difference is a
major PITA, AFAIC.


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