[Rubygems-developers] Gem autoloading problems

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sun Apr 20 04:56:50 EDT 2008

On Apr 19, 2008, at 07:22 AM, Donavan Pantke wrote:
> On Friday 18 April 2008 04:56:44 pm Eric Hodel wrote:
>> I'm not coming up with a good solution that fails in a sensible way.
>> Your usecase is unique in this respect, and I think RubyGems simply
>> fails it.  :)
> Well, although this usecase is unique for now, with interpreters  
> that handle
> memory better, and more frameworks like passenger come along, it may  
> not that
> way for long.
> That being said, what scenarios are you thinking of that would make  
> sensible
> failing hard? My initial plan is to simply make it such that the  
> activation
> code skips dependencies specified as install_only.  
> DependencyInstaller will
> continue as normal. Am I missing something here?

Adding a feature (dependency types) to fix this would be sensible.

I can't figure out how to do it without doing something like that.

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