[Rubygems-developers] --format-executable should be the default

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Jul 22 17:52:22 EDT 2009

On Jul 7, 2009, at 11:38, Christian Holtje wrote:
> I'm really enjoying ruby; the gem framework is absolutely amazing.
> When I was trying to use multiple versions of Ruby on the same  
> system, I ran across this one confusing aspect: the executables for  
> gems didn't have the same naming convention as the "ruby" and "irb"  
> executables.
> So I filed bug 1728[1] and Eric Hodel was kind enough to point me to  
> this mailing list.
> It seems that "gem --format-executable" should default to "true"  
> because the binaries created  have the name of the "ruby" executable  
> embedded in them (in the #! at the top).

I would like to make --format-executable the default for 1.4+.  It  
seems many more people are running multiple versions of ruby these days.

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