[Rubygems-developers] Should binary platform gems be auto-selected before ruby platform on windows?
thewoolleyman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 20:17:44 EST 2008
I have some test gems. There is a dependent gem  which depends on
another dependency gem. The dependency gem has two platforms, one
default ruby , and one with a platform of 'mswin32' .
When I install the dependent gem , it selects the ruby platform
dependency  instead of the mswin specific platform dependency .
Is this the desired behavior? I sort of thought that a binary
platform gem should be preferred over a plain-ruby platform, if it
exists. Don't some multi-platform gems sometimes require compilation
of a 'ruby' platform, but also offer a precompiled binary as well?
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