Issue #6124 has been updated by nahi (Hiroshi Nakamura).

Assignee changed from nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) to nahi (Hiroshi Nakamura)

Assigned to me because this discussion seems related to stdlib gemification. I'll check this discussion before 2.0.
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Bug #6124: What is the purpose of "fake" gems in Ruby
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6124#change-27209

Author: vo.x (Vit Ondruch)
Status: Rejected
Priority: Normal
Assignee: nahi (Hiroshi Nakamura)
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3p0 (2011-10-30) [x86_64-linux]


As I tried to point out in #6123, the "fake" gems which are distributed with Ruby breaks user's expectations. The following example should fail:

$ ruby --disable-gems -e "puts require('bigdecimal')"
true

However, it is not failing. Could you please enlighten me what is the purpose of fake gem then? Even if you install updated BigDecimal from rubygems.org, the bundled version will won unless you use "gem 'bidgecimal'" somewhere in the code. This makes no sense.

Don't take me wrong, I am big fan of gemified stdlib #5481, however this is not the way how it should be done.


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