$LOAD_PATH best practice?


#1

The local filetree corresponding to source control is not in the same
location on all machines.

Therefore, the needed Ruby $LOAD_PATH varies from one machine to
another.

I can control this from a script of course. I can, for example, addthis
to the top of a script that’s two levels below the ‘root’:

require 'pathname'
home_path = Pathname.new(File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), 

‘…/…’)).realpath
$LOAD_PATH.push home_path unless ($LOAD_PATH.index(home_path))

This works, but is it best? Is there best practice for this sort
ofthing?

Thanks, Burdette


#2

Burdette Lamar wrote:

This works, but is it best? Is there best practice for this sort ofthing?

Thanks, Burdette

You can also modify the load path by setting the RUBYLIB environment
variable, or by using the -I option on the command line. Since the load
path is constant on a machine, I’d argue for setting RUBYLIB instead of
modifying every script.


#3

Hi,

At Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:58:46 +0900,
Burdette Lamar wrote in [ruby-talk:330039]:

require 'pathname'
home_path = Pathname.new(File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), '../..')).realpath

You don’t need pathname.

home_path = File.expand_path('../../..', __FILE__)

#4

Nobuyoshi N. wrote:

Hi,

Hi.

You don’t need pathname.

I’ve never found a need for Pathname.

What is Pathname’s purpose?

Regards,