Extending Ruby: A Fistful of Gems


Perl has CPAN (, JavaScript has JSAN (, and Python has a darkened crypt ( Ruby also has a unified packaging system for supplementing the evailable cloud of libraries on a system: RubyGems. Each individual bundle of functionality under this scheme is called a gem and contains, as you will see, all of the code and metainformation pertinent to given library.


Version Number Local Repository Individual Bundle Executable Script Easy Querying 
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© André Ben Hamou 2007

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