Stefan Lang wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 November 2005 16:37, Robert Klemme wrote:
> [...]
>> Dir[File.join(__FILE__, "..", "..", "lib", "**", "*.rb")].each {|l|
>> require l}
> [..]
>
> A side note:
>
> I have come to the conclusion that the following syntax makes
> more sense for Dir[]/Dir.glob:
>
>   Dir["#{__FILE__}/../../lib/**/*.rb"]
>
> (In other words, File.join doesn't make sense here.)
>
> Why?
>
> 1) In my opinion, it is more readable

Yeah, probably.

> 2) After reading dir.c in Ruby's sources, I would say
>    that it is at least as portable as the File.join variant.
>    Others more familiar with the Ruby source already said
>    that Ruby uses slashes internally on all platforms.

I'm a bit wary to rely on such knowledge about internals.  I prefer to
stick with the interfaces.

But then again it might be a bit too much formalism in this case - and
especially for one shot scripts.

> 3) It's more efficient.

Yep, guess so.

Interesting points raised nevertheless.

Kind regards

    robert