On 16/06/2011 13:40, Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> On 11 Ιούν, 20:35, Ilias Lazaridis<il... / lazaridis.com>  wrote:
>> This is a simple Request for Comments.
>>
>> Scenario:
>>
>> require_relative 'lib/alter'
>> require 'alibrary'
>>
>> Some project manager complains about "require_relative", and asks you
>> to find a one-word alias.
>>
>> Which name would you select and for what reasons?
>>
>> Requirements
>> must:
>> * one word
>>
>> optional:
>> * ideally a 7 letter word
>
> #existent load functionality
> load    'alibrary.rb'
> require 'alibrary'
>
> locally 'lib/alter' # locally located file
> include 'lib/alter' # the commonly known "include" ("collision" with
> the "include" used for mixins)
> uniload 'lib/alter' # universal load
>
> #one more suggestion
>
> request 'lib/alter' # like require, but uses the path relative to the
> current file

You mean like "require_relative" which actually makes more sense than 
your suggestions?