rubyists-

i'm wrapped a little libary that already has a full on gnu autotools
installation, call it

  libfoobar-0.0.0.tgz

obviously, this unpacks like

  libfoobar-0.0.0/
  libfoobar-0.0.0/README
  libfoobar-0.0.0/configure
  libfoobar-0.0.0/foobar.c

if i were to wrap this package for ruby, i'd like to be able to

  require 'foobar'

what is the preferred means to make an extenstion like this?

  * foobar.c defines ruby bindings and extconf.rb must be called with
  '--with-foobar-dir' pointing to an install of libfoobar?

  * _foobar.c defines ruby bindings and all libfoobar source files are simply
    dropped in same directory such that

      ruby extconf.rb
      make

    results in a foobar.so containing all required stuff?

thoughts?

-a
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