[Rubygems-developers] Weak Dependencies
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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