Eric Hodel on 23 Jan, 2010 09:03 PM
My experience with YAML in ruby and RubyGems has shown me that
it is worst possible format you can use to store data. Furthermore,
having a YAML file for this data causes it to be entered twice,
once for human consumption and once for machine consumption.
Right. Like I said, the implementation can change, but the idea
is to have a format that Gemcutter can easily parse, which gem
authors stick to in order to get this information displayed. It
would be a really nice addition to the gem version pages.
In any case, we don't extract any information from the built
gems as is right now. Both this and readmes would be the first, and
should be approached similarly. It would be nice to have full text
search on each. All of this has been in the pipeline for a while,
just no one's picked up lead on it. I'd be willing to help in any
way, but stability of the service has been my #1 priority
as of late.