[Rubygems-developers] Why RubyGem lib contains open-uri library??

Jim Weirich jim.weirich at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 13:18:18 EST 2005

On 12/11/05, Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, all. I am trying to solve problem with proxy that I wrote yesterday.
> I am reading the code and have one question: why RubyGem have own version
> open-uri lib?? Standart ruby distibution shipped with this library (at least
> on Windows).
> Could anybody shine some light on this question??

When we first started using open-uri, there was a bug in the library,
so we had to supply a patched version of it.

-- Jim Weirich    jim at weirichhouse.org     http://onestepback.org
"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it." -- Donald Knuth (in a memo to Peter van Emde Boas)

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