README should state relationship between create_makefile and rake-compiler #66

ferrous26 opened this Issue Dec 11, 2012 · 1 comment


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I just had a bit of trouble understanding why rake-compiler was installing the C extension to a different location than rubygems did when I installed the gem.

Turns out that my call to create_makefile had a different value than when I created the ExtensionTask. If these values are not the same by default then things go screwy.

I think this should be reflected in the documentation somewhere or perhaps rake-compiler can be changed to use the same value as create_makefile without the value needing to be specified in two different places.


@ferrous26 patches are welcome. I'm not a native english speaker so if you can write that down, better.

As for automatic detection, I'm not fond for that, too much magic is bad for your health 😄

@ferrous26 ferrous26 added a commit to Marketcircle/rake-compiler that referenced this issue Dec 12, 2012
@ferrous26 ferrous26 Add note that ExtensionTask param should match create_makefile
Referencing GH-66
@ferrous26 ferrous26 referenced this issue Dec 12, 2012

Fix GH-66 #67

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