[Rubygems-developers] Please review GemspecReference

Gavin Sinclair gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Sun Sep 12 11:46:55 EDT 2004


On Sunday, September 12, 2004, 8:01:33 PM, Mauricio wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 05:35:04AM -0400, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
>> 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.

> If you encouraged a common directory structure (like the one of Aoki's
> setup.rb), many fields could be inferred automatically... :)

We do encourage such a structure, through default values ('lib',
'bin').  But you wouldn't be able to infer automatically, since it's
possible to ignore the encouragement.

I definitely envisage a tool that's optimised for the common case.

Gavin



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