[Rubygems-developers] Weak Dependencies

Grant Hollingworth grant at antiflux.org
Tue Oct 10 20:04:27 EDT 2006

* Chad Fowler <chad at chadfowler.com> [2006-10-10 16:16]:
> I'd like to see this too.  There are cases where  optional dependencies
> improve an experience but aren't required.

Capistrano's use of termios comes to mind.

You could borrow Debian's terminology of dependencies and

> I'm not sure yet how I'd want to see the installer behave if there's an
> optional dependency.  Prompt by default?  Warn but not prompt?

Prompt, I think, with an option to always install recommendations.

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