Detect Ruby implementation version and noop unless appropriate #17

ivar opened this Issue Jun 21, 2011 · 2 comments


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ivar commented Jun 21, 2011

Since the SystemTimer gem is admittedly a hack (though a very useful and appreciated hack) to work around implementation issues for a limited subset of ruby implementations (ie: 1.8.x), it would be great if the gem could detect the current environment in which is it is running and only take effect when appropriate. This would would allow otherwise compatible gems to run successfully in other environments (ie: Ruby 1.9, jruby, etc..).

see also #10

zimbatm commented Jul 4, 2011

If you use a Gemfile, you can target a dependency for ruby 1.8 only like that:

gem 'SystemTimer', :platforms => :mri_18
ivar commented Jul 4, 2011

see bundler/bundler#1281

apparently, the 'official' solution is to create a different gem version for each platform.

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