Supporting batch-requiring of files in ruby
Hello. This is a very short proposal, unlike some of my previous
ones; and it also is hopefully possibly better than some of my
other proposals before.
Could we have a way to batch-require .rb files from a directory?
Right now we can do:
require 'foo/bar.rb' require 'foo/boo.rb' require 'foo/bii.rb'
But this is a bit cumbersome, especially if you have lots of
files to manually specify here.
We can do first grab these via Dir which works fine and
then invoke require() on each entry. This also works fine
and I am doing this in some of my gems, but it is a
I was thinking of either of the following two changes perhaps:
require_directory 'foo' # This would be similar to: require_directory 'foo/'
This new method would then attempt a Dir before batch-requiring
the specified files via require().
Alternatively, or additionally, perhaps require() itself
could support '*'? Then we could have this for require
I am not sure if this has been suggested before; there
are a few gems that try to solve this but I was wondering
if it could be added to ruby as a core functionality
itself. Note that while my examples above center primarily
around .rb files, it could of course work for .so files
too, just following require() policy anyway - my main
point was about batch-requiring files more easily in
Thanks for reading!
PS: It could work for load() too but I personally seem to
use require() like +98% of the time so I don't care that
much about load() really.