[Rubygems-developers] Gems created in 1.8.3 (YAML/Syck change?)

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Mon Sep 26 08:54:42 EDT 2005

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 23:21:44 -0400, Jim Weirich <jim at weirichhouse.org>  

> I've seen some reports of gems created in 1.8.3 not being readable in  
> 1.8.2.
> Its been a crazy week at work this week for me and I haven't yet tried  
> 1.8.3.
> Does someone have the straight skinny on this topic?  Thanks.

I've been in a similar situation and haven't had time to look at it  

Looking at the first lines of the specs that Eric provided, I see for the  
1.8.2-created gem,

--- !ruby/object:Gem::Specification

and for the 1.8.3 created gem,


There are various other YAML differences throughout the file.

Looking at the CVS log for Syck in the ruby repository, it looks like Why  
has done a lot of
refactoring of the YAML emitter in this release.  Why, did you intend for  
the YAML produced to be
incompatible with previous versions of Syck?


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