Hello --

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Bob Gustafson wrote:

> -- Perhaps the 'require' file processing should first look for a file in the
> local directory with the exact name given, then if a file is not found, go to
> the system directory to look for a file with the same basename and .rb
> extension?

'require' will look in the order specified in the $: global variable
By default, "." is the last element in $:.  If you want, you can do:

  $:.unshift $:.pop

to move it to the front.  You could also do:

  require "./date"


David

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