[Rubygems-developers] improving gems bin scripts on windows

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Mon Jul 30 14:02:20 EDT 2007


On Jul 30, 2007, at 10:44, Gordon Thiesfeld wrote:

>>> Could you write a patch for us?
>
> I've written the patch, and I've been using it for a few days now.  I
> think I've figured out why the batch files are used.  Everything works
> fine if you call the ruby file directly, but if you try to pipe
> something to it, it raises an exception "Bad file descriptor
> (Errno::EBADF)".  The original method of using batch files works fine
> with the pipe operator.
>
> I found this thread on ruby-talk[1] as well as several other threads
> for python that say this is a bug with the pipe operator in windows.
>
> So, I guess this isn't going to work.  Oh well, it was worth a shot.

Lame.  Thanks for investigating for us.

I've added a note to the RDoc so people will know in the future why  
we've got two scripts lying around.

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