On Feb 6, 2013, at 1:48, Jon Cairns <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> The situation is this: all gems have a gemspec file that defines various
> properties about the gem. When creating a new gem with bundler, it puts
> in some shortcuts to generating that information, such as using git to
> list files in the gem, requiring a file and class constant to retrieve
> the version number and using grep to discover test files.
>=20
> This is great during development, but has a slight performance effect
> for the end user when loading the gem. Multiply that by 20, 30, 40+ and
> you start to get a noticeable delay when loading all gems (particularly
> noticeable when starting rails).

Gems are packaged with static data only. You can see that be looking at any o=
f the specifications in your gem home. Am I missing something?