[Rubygems-developers] Gem Names not correlated to require name

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Oct 1 14:56:57 EDT 2008


On Sep 30, 2008, at 21:29 PM, Jim Freeze wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Jim Weirich  
> <jim.weirich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm still not sure what advantage this has over a simple convention  
>> of
>> providing a base require file using the same name as the gem.
>
> I'm not convinced yet either.
>
> It has been said several times that it is not the responsibility of
> rubygems to ensure that the gem name and the require name correspond
> to each other or may be derived. But what if a notice/warning was
> generated by rubygems during building of a gem if it did not find a
> filename that is not the same as the gem name.

Can you file a feature request for this?  It's easy to add, but I  
don't have much time to work on RubyGems right now.



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