Autoload with rubygems?

I'm sure this has been asked before but I couldn't find an actual

This works:

require 'rubygems'
require 'ruby-prof'

This doesn't:

require 'rubygems'
autoload(:RubyProf, 'ruby-prof')
RubyProf.start #=> LoadError: no such file to load - ruby-prof

What am I doing wrong? I'd like to "weak-link" certain gems so that my
users don't have to install a gem unless they encounter the part of my
code that actually uses it. Thx - m.


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