[Rubygems-developers] Add a Gem::Specification#licensesattribute?
Daniel.Berger at qwest.com
Fri Jan 2 18:11:27 EST 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rubygems-developers-bounces at rubyforge.org
> [mailto:rubygems-developers-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf
> Of Eric Hodel
> Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 4:00 PM
> To: rubygems-developers at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [Rubygems-developers] Add a
> On Jan 1, 2009, at 06:03 AM, Daniel Berger wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Inspired by RF patch #11041, I've added a simple patch to allow
> > license(s) to be specified in the gem spec.
> > --- specification.orig 2009-01-01 06:36:29.000000000 -0700
> > +++ specification.rb 2009-01-01 06:42:50.000000000 -0700
> > @@ -302,6 +302,7 @@
> > @homepage,
> > @has_rdoc,
> > @new_platform,
> > + @licenses,
> > ]
> > end
> > @@ -346,6 +347,7 @@
> > spec.instance_variable_set :@has_rdoc,
> > array
> > spec.instance_variable_set :@new_platform,
> > array
> > spec.instance_variable_set :@platform, array.to_s
> > + spec.instance_variable_set :@license,
> > array
> > spec.instance_variable_set :@loaded, false
> > spec
> What's the purpose of adding them to the Marshal output?
I thought it was necessary for -d. No?
> Would this information be displayed in gem list -d?
I think it should if present, yes.
> What would be in this field, just the license name, or the full text?
Just the license name.
> If just the name, we should add something to #validate to
> make sure that somebody doesn't paste in the entire GPL as
> this could incur a heavy bandwidth cost. If it's the full
> text it probably shouldn't go in the Marshal output.
I agree that it should only be the name and not the full text. People
can lookup the full text on their own. I say limit it to, say, 64
characters, unless someone can think of a popular license with a longer
name. Maybe less, even, as most of the longer license names have
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