[Rubygems-developers] pure-ruby vs. compile-on-intsall

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Fri Nov 9 17:22:24 EST 2007

On Nov 7, 2007, at 08:32 , Hugh Sasse wrote:

> I wonder if this could be expressed in the gem spec file (whose
> format I forget now)?  Could a gem "know" to look for a faster
> version of itself if exists and is up to date, given the version
> constraints applied to require?

extconf.rb & friends are flexible enough to handle this in exactly  
the manner the author intends, and that seems to be a workable solution.

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best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars

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