File: gem_dependency_api.rb [rubygems: Ruby Standard Library Documentation]
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A semi-compatible DSL for the Bundler Gemfile and Isolate gem dependencies files.

To work with both the Bundler Gemfile and Isolate formats this implementation takes some liberties to allow compatibility with each, most notably in source.

A basic gem dependencies file will look like the following:

source ''

gem 'rails', '3.2.14a
gem 'devise', '~> 2.1', '>= 2.1.3'
gem 'cancan'
gem 'airbrake'
gem 'pg'

RubyGems recommends saving this as gem.deps.rb over Gemfile or Isolate.

To install the gems in this Gemfile use `gem install -g` to install it and create a lockfile. The lockfile will ensure that when you make changes to your gem dependencies file a minimum amount of change is made to the dependencies of your gems.

RubyGems can activate all the gems in your dependencies file at startup using the RUBYGEMS_GEMDEPS environment variable or through Gem.use_gemdeps. See Gem.use_gemdeps for details and warnings.

See `gem help install` and `gem help gem_dependencies` for further details.