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Gemspec: Loading Dependent Gems Based On The User’s System

Mark Mzyk May 21, 2012

It’s a scenario that shouldn’t be hard. When installing a gem, have that gem load dependent gems based on what state the system is in. Yet RubyGems provide no mechanism for doing this. You won’t find mention of it on Rubygems.org. When you create a gem your gemspec is executed at creation time. When the […]

Raleigh.rb September Presentation

Mark Mzyk August 26, 2009

Editor’s Note: This post was complete with the exception of some editing before the events of a few days ago, so this post now has some irony behind it.  I’ll have to be sure to put my money where my mouth is. The Raleigh.rb September meeting is going to be lead by me.  I’ll be […]

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

Mark Mzyk February 27, 2009

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis says that a person’s language affects how they think.  Recently, at RubyRX, I heard Neal Ford speak.  He brought this idea up, only he didn’t apply it to spoken languages, but to programming languages.  His assertion was that: More powerful programming languages give you new and different abstractions to work with so […]