Issue #5421 has been updated by Thomas Sawyer.


Thank you, Eric. I do believe that may be the most helpful comment you have ever given me. Even beyond this particular issue, it provides me some additional clarity on how best to present issues in the future.
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Feature #5421: -r option useless
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5421

Author: Thomas Sawyer
Status: Rejected
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: core
Target version: 


Ran into a problem trying to require a plugin I had written while running a ruby scipt, e.g.

  $ ruby -rmyplugin script.rb

It tells me "no such file" for myplugin. Turns out the problem is that the -r option uses internal require code and thus circumvents rubygems or any modified #require, so even though my RUBYOPT="-rubygems", it makes no difference. I've also been informed that RUBYOPT is applied after -r options, which makes for an additional problem. Apparently this so -T can ignore RUBYOPT? But if that's the only reason, then -T should be preparsed from ARGV b/c having -r options load first prevents augmentation and use of what RUBYOPT loads by -r. RUBYOPT is supposed to set the environment, but it isn't much of an environment if its not there when I run a ruby command.

I've marked this report as a feature b/c I'm sure someone would take issue if I did otherwise, but I personally see it as a bug b/c it makes -r useless in many cases. 




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