Paul van Tilburg paulvt at debian.org
Sun Nov 27 23:12:56 UTC 2005

On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 11:05:29PM +0000, Esteban Manchado Velázquez wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 12:36:33PM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > [...]
> > > >     Just one comment: wouldn't it be better having all the dev files
> > > > documentation in a version independent package, like libxxxxx-ruby-dev
> > > > (instead of libxxxxx-ruby1.8-dev)?
> > > 
> > > I think this is better too.  The dummy -ruby package is meant for the
> > > developer and so is the -ruby-doc package.  Besides that, the
> > > documentation isn't Ruby version dependent (in AFAIK all cases).
> > 
> > As said in my other mail, examples are ruby-version-dependant if they
> > include a shebang.
>     But if that's the only difference, I wouldn't make a version for each Ruby
> interpreter version. In that case, on top of that, we would have to make them
> (I don't think upstream usually ship separate examples for each Ruby version).
> I simply don't see the point, the user can call them as "ruby1.x example.rb"
> if he wants to.

Note also that if the script does #!/usr/bin/env ruby or #!/usr/bin/ruby
it is a ruby-version-INdependant script anyway. 

> > I think test scripts often can be useful as documentation, especially
> > when example scripts are not provided.
>     Yes, perhaps in some cases, but, in how many of them? In any case, perhaps
> we could provide them as documentation, but not try to execute them or
> otherwise treat them as code.

Indeed...  test/ in debian/libfoo-(dev|doc|...).examples
I don't think that any setup.rb, Package (in the future) does this
installing of tests, they also just feature running them AFAIK.


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