That's interesting, though personally I'd rather just have something in
the core. I mean, we have Dir.tmpdir (in the tmpdir package). Why not
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From: Luke Kanies [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 11:11 PM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Dir.bitbucket?
On Aug 19, 2006, at 11:34 PM, Daniel Berger wrote:
> Hi all,
> Occasionally I have to do something like this:
> bitbucket = RUBY_PLATFORM.match('mswin') ? 'NUL' : '/dev/null'
> How about a Dir.bitbucket method? Or Dir.null, or whatever you want
> to call it.
it's not quite the same thing, since it's not a part of the Ruby
core, but I've got a library, Facter, specifically meant to help
handle this kind of platform variety. This kind of simple
look like this:
Facter.add :bitbucket do
when /mswin/i: 'NUL'
when /amiga/i: 'NIL'
when /openvms/i: 'NL:'