[Rubygems-developers] update-dist request from rubytalk

Jamis Buck jgb3 at email.byu.edu
Mon Jun 7 12:07:33 EDT 2004

Gavin Sinclair wrote:

> BTW I'd really like to see us stop doing so much with the 'gem'
> command.  Something like this (--update-dist) could go in a 'gemx'
> command (meaning 'gem extra features' or something).

Is it so bad to have all the features in one command? Personally, I'd 
rather have one uber-command, than several "lighter" commands that I had 
to remember. It's nicer just to say "gem --help" and see all the things 
I can do, than to have to say:

   $ gem --help
   $ # hmmm, nothing there, maybe...
   $ gemx --help
   $ # ah, yes, there it is
   $ gemx --update-dist

Know what I mean?

Jamis Buck
jgb3 at email.byu.edu

ruby -h | ruby -e 
'a=[];readlines.join.scan(/-(.)\[e|Kk(\S*)|le.l(..)e|#!(\S*)/) {|r| a << 
r.compact.first };puts "\n>#{a.join(%q/ /)}<\n\n"'

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