"Nathaniel Talbott" <ntalbott / gmail.com> writes:

> On 1/10/07, Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen / gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> It is easy to write a rakefile that downgrades itself.  Possible gem
>> hackers will have hoe installed anyway, there is no need to declare
>> this dependency.
>
> Yes, but in order for the Rakefile to do *anything*, rake would have
> to be installed, which it wouldn't necessarily be unless Hoe is a
> dependency.

Why would I want to run the Rakefile if I don't have rake?

The Rakefile merely provides convenience for developers.  The software
itself doesn't need it, and therefore it's not a real dependency.

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