Archive: 2007-05-05

  • RubyGems eats babies

    I’ve been responsible for enough technocentric, user-hostile interfaces in my time to know one when I see one, and RubyGems’s gem utility is a classic of the genre: it’s influenced by implementation details rather than end-user usage patterns, and it manages to frustrate me every time I have to deal with it. Here’s a real-life transcript that demonstrates some of the issues:

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