Issue #14927 has been updated by marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune).

Assignee set to matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)

Until we convince Matz, I pushed a gem `require_relative_dir` which hopefully can be helpful to others.

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Feature #14927: Loading multiple files at once
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/14927#change-74076

* Author: deneb (Sbastien Durand)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)
* Target version: 
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Just a proof concept I wanted to share. Maybe it could be useful?

Say you want to load all the .rb files in your lib directory:

~~~ ruby

Dir['lib/**/*.rb'].each { |file| load(file) }
~~~


This approach may not work if your files have dependencies like that:

~~~ ruby
# lib/foo.rb

class Foo < Bar

end
~~~

~~~ ruby
# lib/bar.rb

class Bar

end

~~~

Foo class needs Bar class. You will get a NameError (uninitialized constant Bar).


So in my personal projects, I use this algorithm to load all my files and to automatically take care of dependencies (class/include):

~~~ ruby
def boot(files)
  i = 0
  while i < files.length
    begin
      load(files[i])
    rescue NameError
      i += 1
    else
      while i > 0
        files.push(files.shift)
        i -= 1
      end
      files.shift
    end
  end
end
~~~
~~~ ruby

boot Dir['lib/**/*.rb'] # It works! foo.rb and bar.rb are properly loaded.
~~~

My point is: it would be cool if Kernel#load could receive an array of filenames (to load all these files in the proper order). So we could load all our libs with just a single line:

~~~ ruby
load Dir['{path1,path2}/**/*.rb']
~~~




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