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Re: Ruby changes for Wheezy

On 06/03/11 at 10:02 +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> schrieb:
> >That's what we plan to do: for now, ruby1.8 is the default
> >implementation/version, and will have the highest priority in
> >alternatives. So switching to say jruby would require manual
> >intervention.
> Exactly that will ensure you run into a mess. Don't allow to switch
> the default interpreter or you will end up with dozens of bug reports
> due to people breaking their system. Such an idea neither works for
> java nor python nor tk/tcl nor ruby.

I prefer the situation where we empower users to make the switch if they
decide to, to the situation where we arbitrarily decide that users
should use Ruby 1.8 with no ability to change this (and get bug reports
for that). Note that for the upstream Ruby developers, the stable branch
is 1.9, not 1.8.

- Lucas

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