[Rubygems-developers] Order of require_paths

TRANS transfire at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 10:16:59 EDT 2007

On 10/6/07, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2007, at 07:54 , TRANS wrote:
> > The order in which libs are searched is in reverse of how they are
> > given in the gemspce's require_paths attribute. I realize that order
> > doesn't usually matter, but it can --I have a particular case in which
> > it does. The reverse order seems unintutive. Thought I'd just bring
> > that to light. Maybe it would be better to reverse it for a future
> > version.
> By the same token, changing it may break gems that inadvertently
> depend on the order.  I think it is best to leave it alone.

Looks like the problem is worse than I thought. I reversed the order
of my require paths and now my gem works on Windows systems but not
Linux systems. It would appear that the order is dependent on the


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