30 Mar '12, 6pm

DEFINITELY using the word "twiddle-wakka" in my next game of scrabble #ruby

December 29, 2010 Tagged: ruby rubygem versioning software README Comments (View) Twiddle Wakka Do you know the twiddle wakka ? It looks like this: ~> You’ve seen it in your Gemfile. Here’s an example gem "rails", "~> 3.0.3" gem "thin", "~> 1.1" ~> 3.0.3 means that when you bundle install , you’ll get the highest-released gem version of rails between the range >= 3.0.3 and < 3.1. ~> 1.1 means that when you bundle install , you’ll get the highest-released gem version of thin between the range >= 1.1 and < 2.0. I learned the name “twiddle wakka” at Jeremy Hinegardner ’s Rubyconf 2010 talk, Anthropology of Ruby . During a data-driven analysis of the ecosystem of Rubygems, he found the twiddle wakka is used infrequently and asked the Ruby community to use it more. Using the twiddle wakka in combination with consistent MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH versioning by gem authors, we can achieve...

Full article: http://robots.thoughtbot.com/post/2508037841/twiddle-wakka

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