Lothar Scholz <mailinglists / scriptolutions.com> writes:

> i don't have a problem with writing "require 'rubygems'" on the first
> line. I wouldn't add a rescue clause as i think it's a valid option to
> force a user to have rubygems installed as some of the requirements of
> your library.

If you decide to go this way, please make sure you also publish your
software as a gem only, so they won't even have the slightest chance
to have a look at the code and determine whether it would be
reasonable to dig it out.

Sorry,
-- 
Christian Neukirchen  <chneukirchen / gmail.com>  http://chneukirchen.org