The facet gems currently installed my system are facets (2005.10.30, 2005.10.15, 1.0.2) The proverbial Zoo-of-More for Ruby facets_core (1.0.2) Vast collection of atomic core extension methods. facets_more (1.0.2) Large collection of additional classes, modules and microframeworks. If I open a new IRB session type a "require" line without first a "require_gem", the method added in comes from (facets 2005.10.30) require 'facet/float/approx' But if I do a require_gem statement prior to the same require line, the method comes from (facets_core 1.0.2) require_gem 'facets_core' require 'facet/float/approx' There seems to be a (dangerous?) mixing of lines of gems here. Also I had been thinking "require_gem" was optional and only needed when a version other than the most recent was needed. My questions: Are 'facets_core'/'facets_more' the active lines now, and is it advisable to uninstall the gems from the old 'facets' line [including saying Y those dependency warnings])? In general is the "require_gem" line necessary when using gems and an error to omit it even when one just wants to use the most recent version? Thanks. Brian K. Buckley
on 2006-02-11 22:59
on 2006-02-11 23:48
DÅ?a Sobota 11 FebruÃ¡r 2006 21:59 Brian B. napÃsal: > "require_gem", the method added in comes from (facets 2005.10.30) > > > Brian K. Buckley #require_gem does that, requires a gem by its name. But requiring 'rubygems' also changes the semantics of #require - now it searches the gems as if they all were in site_ruby. They aren't being mixed, 'facets' is just a metagem that depends on facets_core and facets_more - both of those gems share the same "library namespace" Generally, it's more common to use #require instead of #require_gem. David V.
on 2006-02-12 08:33
As of 1.0.3 I've instructed RubyGems to search in two places, namely packages/core/lib and packages/more/lib. This way I have (finally) been able to combine the two parts in one seemless facets.gem. T.