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

James Tucker jftucker at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 12:27:46 EST 2010


On Dec 28, 2010, at 11:28 AM, Trans wrote:

> 
> 
> 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.

That's not the only use case.

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