[clue] Rake (Ruby) question posted... any experts here?

Dennis J Perkins dennisjperkins at comcast.net
Wed Dec 7 21:05:39 MST 2011

Would you post the code again or email it me?  I know some Ruby, altho I've 
never played with Rake.

On Wednesday, December 07, 2011 08:56:32 PM Lorin Ricker wrote:
> Hmmm... No, *no* .bash* file(s) get copied, and so far, the newer/older
> relationship between source and target seem not to matter.  *Nothing*
> gets copied, as if the file-task dependency actually never gets evaluated.
> "...redefining the task over and over..." -- I was initially confused by
> this, and you may be on the right track.  However, as I've replied
> earlier (to Dave), I've cribbed this code from other posted-online
> examples from guys who *do* seem to understand rake & with more
> experience than me, and their discussions of this indicate that this
> kind of file-task declaration (there are other, simpler forms of this
> declaration type too, of course) will indeed iterate (enumerate) through
> a list of source files and form correct dependencies...
> ...but I'll have to think about your suggestion for a bit, and try some
> things out.  I think that this kind of questioning is stabbing about the
> heart of the matter -- I just don't see the specifics yet! ;-)
> Thanks, jacob!
>    -- Lorin
> On 01/-10/-28163 12:59 PM, jacob wrote:
> > Does just the last .bash* file get copied if it is newer?
> > 
> > I believe you keep redefining the task over and over so it is only
> > dependent on one file.
> > 
> > -jacob
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