[Rubygems-developers] Adoption

chad at chadfowler.com chad at chadfowler.com
Thu Oct 21 17:43:08 EDT 2004


> * chad at chadfowler.com (chad at chadfowler.com) wrote:
>> > That said, if RubyGems normalized the directory structures, numbering
>> > schemes, etc of the upstream sources, it *could* become the input
>> format
>> > of choice for repackagers...
>> >
>>
>> This is actually what I had in mind.  Especially finding places where
>> people rely on, for example, __FILE__ hacks that make it hard for
>> everyone.  I'm optimistic that a focused effort with enough feedback to
>> the original developers could result in a behavioral shift in at least a
>> decent number of them.  My guess is that in most cases, developers that
>> release packages with this kind of problem do so because they didn't
>> really consider them to be a problem (as opposed to having done these
>> things intentionally).
>
> Speaking of normalizing things, how about the filenames? Can you
> downcase! the project name when converting it to the gem file name?

I don't see why not.  I've applied this and tested building.  I want to
make sure we don't have any other areas where this would cause a problem
before committing it.

Thanks for the patch.

Chad



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