[Rubygems-developers] local, remote, and....

Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Tue Oct 5 08:59:40 EDT 2004

On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Gavin Sinclair wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 8:42:23 PM, Hugh wrote:
>> I'd like to suggest that there be user gems, with a path in the
>> users home directory.  This might be used for gems which are not
> I've suggested this in the past: that home-directory gems be
> explicitly considered.  It didn't wash, as people can use the

Why not || can you point me at the thread?

> RUBYGEMS environment variable, etc., so the flexibility is there.

If I were unfamiliar with what it held, I would not want to meddle
with it directly.  Better to encapsulate this.
> I don't see --user in the same class as local and remote.  After all,
> if you want to install a gem remotely into the user area, what do you
> do?

I was seeing it as just another (likely) place to keep things.  How
do you see these classes then?
> I still think it's a good idea to pursue this.  We don't need to be
> ultra-flexible.  RubyGems should prefer to be easy to use and Do The
> Right Thing.  Allowing, and making it easy for, people to install gems
> in their home directory should be The Right Thing, IMO.

My thoughts more eloquently expressed :-)

> Cheers,
> Gavin


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