[MacRuby-devel] Rspec Stopped Running Under Macruby

Christian Niles christian at nerdyc.com
Mon May 23 14:52:56 PDT 2011

On May 20, 2011, at 12:28 PM, Nat Brown wrote:

> anybody working on a generic (system-wide or per-user or configurable?) cache of arbitrary .rb -> .rbo similar to how rubyinline works, where llvm intermediaries being built are automatically cached and invalidated when the associated/underlying .rb changes?
> i would be interested to help if somebody is already in-flight with that, or take a stab it if nobody is -- lmk pls.

I'm not working on this, but I've been thinking this past week about the other direction -- distributing compiled code (frameworks, static libraries) in gems. There's no package manager in the Cocoa world and it'd be really nice to simplify the process of importing 3rd-party code.

For example, take a look at Cedar:


How nice would it be to reduce this install (along with OCMock and OCHamcrest) to something like 'gem install ...'?

I'm spending some time over the next couple works playing with this idea. Maybe I'll have something to share by WWDC!


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