[TxMt] Design/style advice for Ruby move 1.8 -> 1.9?
vze26m98 at optonline.net
Mon Aug 25 16:08:11 UTC 2008
I'm monkeying with the Ruby and Support bundles to get them to work
with Ruby 1.9, and have found an issue that would profit from some
advice, aside from my general newness to Ruby and TextMate.
I've got Ruby 1.9 installed in /usr/local, so from the command line,
it's pretty easy to invoke the stock Leopard 1.8.6 with
"/usr/bin/ruby". MacRuby, which interests me greatly, is another issue.
I don't know if it plans to stay as "MacRuby" or not. (I'd guess "yes"
for the foreseeable future.)
For a while, I regarded the static TextMate variable TM_RUBY as an easy
way to specify which Ruby I wanted running under TextMate. However,
I've noticed it will affect the "Run" (^R) command, but has no effect
on "Update Markers" (Shift-command-^E). I assume this is because the
rcodetools xmpfilter.rb file begins with "#!/usr/bin/env ruby", which
has the effect of overriding TM_RUBY.
I grep'ed and found 38 (varied) occurences of "#! ruby" in the Ruby
bundle, and another 10 occurences in the Support bundle. Some of these
are under the direct control of TextMate programmers and contributors,
but others, such as rcodetools, represent a library for a wider
user-base than just TextMate.
So what to do? I imagine the smart folks on this list are aware of the
issue, but it's perhaps not a front-and-center item just yet. I'd
appreciate whatever thoughts exist on the subject, as I'm likely to
make changes, but wish to do so in a generally useful fashion.
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