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

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 15:47:24 EDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Jim Freeze <rubygems at freeze.org> wrote:
> Hi
> Some of the local ruby guys are starting to complain about the fact
> that they can't derive the require name from the gem name.
> Has this topic been brought up before? Are there opinions on how/if
> this can be solved?
> Eric, do you have an opinion on this?
> Thanks

I think that's a developer issue and not a RubyGems problem.

This discussion is also raised in rspec-devel list, and the goal is
change the top level module from 'spec' to 'rspec' to match the gem

But that's a developer or team decision and RubyGems should not play
magic for you and be transparent as possible.

If you have 200 gems installed is very expensive just for RubyGems the
first require to determine in which gem the file exist to be able to
require it...

Just my two cents.

Luis Lavena
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