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

Jeremy Kemper jeremy at bitsweat.net
Wed Jul 22 17:58:50 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Eric Hodel<drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> 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.

Hoo-rah! Strongly in favor.


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