Using ruby is kind of easy in the beginning. We started by having a folder of loose scripts. This turned a bit messy after a while. By moving these to separate gems we got some needed structure. Many of the programmers complained about globally installed gems (i.e. our local gems). In order to get a predictable executing environment we started to levarage bundler more and more. Turns out that there is a gotcha: Executing a bundle exec script inside a bundle exec script. The inside script will inherit the environment from the outer script. In order to avoid this you can use:
Bundler.with_clean_env do ... end
This method is not documented, but it really should be (I’ll do it if I find time).
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