[Rubygems-developers] When Junk Gets into the Description

Anthony Eden anthonyeden at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 09:34:19 EST 2007

Perhaps there needs to be a better way of handling what goes into the
description field of a gem spec. Right now developers pretty much
throw whatever they want in there. Sometimes it is empty, sometimes it
is part of a README, including rdoc formatting, sometimes it is HTML,
etc. etc. Would it be possible to be explicit in the documentation and
either say *no markup* or specify a particular markup type?

I've been trying to make the display of the description in gemtacular
nicer, but it just isn't happening because there is no consistency. In
the end it would probably be best to just indicate that no markup
should be included.

Just thinking out loud here... :-)


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