[Rubygems-developers] Status of disabling plugins except for command line?

Trans transfire at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 11:28:06 EST 2010



On Dec 23, 6:26 pm, Eric Hodel <drbr... at segment7.net> wrote:
> On Dec 23, 2010, at 15:12, Trans wrote:
>
> > On Dec 23, 3:33 pm, Eric Hodel <drbr... at segment7.net> wrote:
> >>> If that's asking too much, then at the very least, make this patch a
> >>> configurable option in the .gemrc file. Power users who aren't using
> >>> any of the above mentioned plugins could then easily flip the switch
> >>> to get the speed up.
>
> >> We should make a release that contains this change RubyGems 2.0 as this changes an API.
>
> > Not sure what that accomplishes. The usefulness of the pref switch is
> > backward compatibility.
>
> RubyGems should not support mistakes.

If all you want is gem command plugins, then why not just route `gem
foo` to `gem-foo`? Then there would be zero lookup overhead.


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