[Rubygems-developers] __FILE__ hacks -was: Re: [...] Adoption
patrick at hexane.org
Fri Oct 22 09:12:23 EDT 2004
On Friday, October 22, 2004, at 06:45 AM, Jim Weirich wrote:
> In David HH's RubyConf talk, he mentioned that Rails promotes
> conformity by
> making the conforming "golden" path easy and the non-conforming paths
> difficult. I see this suggestion, along with careful selection of
> in the gem spec as being part of the "golden path" strategy. If you
> use "gem
> initialize-directory" and a very minimal gemspec, you could have a
> gem project.
> I think providing documentation about this "golden path" is good too.
> using a properly designed directory structure easy and a improper one
> inconvenient and most people will automatically follow your lead (for
> at RubyConf: think "Man Dancing, Man playing flute").
I think that setup.rb's directory layout:
would be a good place to start.
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