[Rubygems-developers] Why does an install command an update

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Sun Jun 5 15:28:41 EDT 2005

On Saturday 04 June 2005 09:47 am, Hugh Sasse wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Jim Freeze wrote:
> > Nice optimization Hugh. More than double the savings.
> Thanks.  I don't know if it will be useful though, because it
> isn't backwards compatible.  [But then, neither is removing file
> lists completely.]

Actually, the list of files is never used from the cache, only from the 
complete gem.  We throw the file list away complete on the client (originally 
done to get around YAML bugs).  Throwing them away at the server would give 
huge bandwidth savings and would not effect the client one iota.

-- 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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