[Rubygems-developers] Weak Dependencies

Marcel Molina Jr. marcel at vernix.org
Wed Oct 11 13:20:10 EDT 2006


On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 06:04:27PM -0600, Grant Hollingworth wrote:
> * 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
> recommendations.
> 
> > 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.

And I would imagine that the -y option would go ahead and install all
recommendations as well.

marcel
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