Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Sun Feb 21 22:56:31 UTC 2010

On 21.02.10 21:53:28, Alexander Dymo wrote:
> 2010/2/21 Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de>:
> > On 21.02.10 12:38:14, Alexander Dymo wrote:
> >> SVN commit 1093771 by dymo:
> >>
> >> Extend IRunController interface with two methods:
> >> - launchConfigurations() to return the list of all configurations
> >> - execute() to execute the given launch configuration
> >>
> >> With these methods plugins can now create their own launch configurations
> >> and execute them. This will be used in Ruby support to run current file.
> >
> > That was actually intentionally missing. Arbitrary plugins aren't
> > supposed to create launch configs as most plugins simply don't have a
> > clue how to setup a launch config. Whats the use-case for this? IMHO if
> > ruby support wants to create a launch config to run a script it should
> > use a method of the executescript plugin and that one should install a
> > public interface header with that method in it.
> Well, actually ruby plugin knows better how to execute the script.
> In a simple case it's just ruby <filename.rb>,
> but for executing test method it's ruby <filename.rb> -n <methodname>
> I also can imagine myself adding launchers for:
> - rake tasks (rake is an automation tool for ruby, used to build the
> project, generate files, run tests, etc.)
> - various rails-based scripts (to run benchmarks, generate code, etc.)
> I used our launch framework for that instead of adding
> IExecutePlugin::execute(program, args) for one reason: you sometimes
> need to edit ruby arguments and set environment variables even to run
> a current file. For example, I can have multiple ruby's installed
> (need to edit $PATH) or I can have libs in specific dirs (additional
> "-I" argument needed).
> And our launch framework fits perfectly for this task, therefore I
> reused it here.

Looking closer at the changes and how you're using it in ruby I can't
see anything that doesn't look right. In fact, I find this quite nice,
now that I see how it can be used.


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