I get the same double-load on Mac OS 10.3.9:

$ ruby -w -e "require 'rubygems'; require 'RedCloth'"
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:612:
warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:832:
warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:1037:
warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:815:
warning: method redefined; discarding old inline_markdown_link
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:612:
warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:832:
warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:1037:
warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:169:
warning: already initialized constant VERSION
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:170:
warning: already initialized constant DEFAULT_RULES
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:242:
warning: method redefined; discarding old initialize
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:254:
warning: method redefined; discarding old to_html
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:311:
warning: already initialized constant TEXTILE_TAGS
-- (and so on) -- 

Krishna

On 8/19/05, Alexey Verkhovsky <alex / verk.info> wrote:
> Gavin Kistner wrote:
> 
> > On Aug 18, 2005, at 11:29 PM, Jeff Wood wrote:
> >
> >> Reading  your mail further, I tried the same using require_gem
> >> 'RedCloth' and don't get all of those messages, why should that  make
> >> a difference?
> >
> >
> > I'm guessing that you have redcloth installed both as a gem and as a
> > library, and that it is being required from both locations, and the
> > second require is redefining the constants. Guessing. Heavily.
> >
> Aha! I know, I know! Case-insensitive Windows file system strikes again,
> and this time it bites RubyGems in the stern. Amusing :)
> 
> try require'redcloth' instead (note the lower case!), and see for yourself.
> 
> This is a RubyGems bug. To reproduce:
> 
> 1. Take fresh Ruby install (must be on Windows)
> 2. Install RubyGems
> 3. Install RedCloth by gem install redcloth
> 4. Modify \ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\RedCloth3.0.3\redcloth.rb by
> adding puts 'HERE' in the beginning.
> 5. ruby -w -e "require 'RedCloth'"
> 
> C:\>ruby -w -e "require 'RedCloth'"
> HERE
> HERE
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:612:
> warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:832:
> warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:1037:
> warning: amiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/redcloth.rb:815:
> warning: method redefined; discarding old inline_markdown_link
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:612:
> warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:832:
> warning: ambiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:1037:
> warning: amiguous first argument; put parentheses or even spaces
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:169:
> warning: already initialized constant VERSION
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:170:
> warning: already initialized constant DEFAULT_RULES
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:242:
> warning: metod redefined; discarding old initialize
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:254:
> warning: metod redefined; discarding old to_html
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:311:
> warning: already initialized constant TEXTILE_TAGS
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:324:
> warning: already initialized constant A_HLGN
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:325:
> warning: already initialized constant A_VLGN
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:326:
> warning: already initialized constant C_CLAS
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:327:
> warning: already initialized constant C_LNGE
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:328:
> warning: already initialized constant C_STYL
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:329:
> warning: already initialized constant S_CSPN
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:330:
> warning: already initialized constant S_RSPN
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:331:
> warning: already initialized constant A
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:332:
> warning: already initialized constant S
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:333:
> warning: already initialized constant C
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:335:
> warning: already initialized constant PUNCT
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:336:
> warning: already initialized constant HYPERLINK
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:342:
> warning: already initialized constant SIMPLE_HTML_TAGS
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:364:
> warning: already initialized constant GLYPHS
> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RedCloth-3.0.3/lib/RedCloth.rb:371:
> warning: alre
> this causes redcloth.rb to be loaded twice - first from ruby/lib/
> 
> Alex
> 
> 
>