[Rubygems-developers] Name collisions (Help me avoid hate mail while using descriptive names)

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sat Jun 4 20:30:53 EDT 2005

On 04 Jun 2005, at 17:10, Eric Hodel wrote:

> Last night I uploaded rails_analyzer_tools (and rails-analyzer- 
> tools, which gave inconsistent names to the other packages...) and  
> now "rails-analyzer-tools" gets installed instead of "rails" when I  
> "gem install rails":
> I'd like to keep the name 'rails_analyzer_tools', but at the same  
> time I don't want to get any hate-mail from Rails fanboys because  
> they now have to specify a version to get rails.
> I thought something had been done about this exact vs relative  
> matching thing, but I'm too lazy to crawl through the archives in  
> search of it.

Ok, looking at the sources, I see what the problem is that exact name  
search is never done.  I will try to whip up some test cases and a  

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