Is it possible to use gem files without having to install them, like you
can with jar files in Java?
For instance, I have a gem/ directory containing various gems, and I
would like to add gem/ to the load path and simply require() the gem by
add gem/ to load path
$: << File.join(File.dirname(FILE), ‘gem’)
use the ‘foo’ gem
require ‘foo’ # loads gem/foo-1.0.0.gem/lib/foo.rb
If gem files in the load path can be treated as a virtual file system
(VFS) then this should be possible, no?
Thanks for your consideration.