On Oct 30, 11:00 am, Tim Pease <tim.pe... / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2007, at 2:06 PM, Trans wrote:
>
> > I'm curious about use the .txt extension on README. I know Hoe does
> > this. Why? Is this just to make it easier for Windows developers? Or
> > is there some other reason?
>
> Hoe is using regexp patterns to select files to include in the gem.
> One of those patterns includes all files with a .txt extension.
> Putting .txt onto the end of the README is easier than creating a
> special regexp case for all files like README, History, Manifest, etc.
>
> This falls under the "sloth" rule from Larry Wall.

Ah, I see. Thanks for explaining. I just wanted to makes sure I wasn't
missing any crucial aspect of cross-platform support b/c of it. If
it's just a Hoe "slothy" thing, then I think I'm okay. I just use [A-
Z]*, and have a config option for any special exclusions.

Thanks,
T.