[Rubygems-developers] Please review GemspecReference

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Sun Sep 12 10:19:03 EDT 2004


On Sep 12, 2004, at 5:35 AM, Gavin Sinclair wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> I've pretty much finished the gemspec reference, and would appreciate
> comments.  It would be nice to get this perfect in time for 0.8.0.
>

Good idea.  I like it.  I made a tweak to the platform section.


> In particular, there's a latent attribute called 'docs'.  It's been in 
> the
> spec for ages, but isn't used anywhere.  Can we get rid of it?
>

Yes.  I think it was a planned attribute that was overshadowed by the 
rdoc stuff that happened.

> All this spec stuff has got me thinking: we could create an app to
> generate gemspecs.  It could ask the user a few questions and generate 
> a
> .gemspec file, with comments therein to advise on further values to 
> fill
> in.  Just a thought.
>

Definitely.

> Cheers,
> Gavin
>
>
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