On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Tom Sawyer wrote:

> want to here a crazy idea?
>
> make require internet capable:
>
> 	require 'http://www.ruby.or/raa/somepackage/code.rb'
>
> oh, it gets crazier. before going out on the internet require will look for it
> locally. if it is available locally great, but if the package is not
> installed locally then it will use raainstall to install it. then finish the
> require. in essence, all code in the RAA gets a namespace according to the
> url and that is used for the require.
>
> crazy?

ever use the cpan module?

crazy.


_UNLESS_ certain modules could conform to an ample enough set of standards to
abosolutely guarantee a seamless automated intall - this is, of course, why
the cpan module never seems to work (it does not have this).

-a

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