Ruby 1.9.2 removes “.” from LOAD_PATH

The latest changesets to Ruby 1.9.2 no longer make the current directory . part of your LOAD_PATH. I have a non-trivial number of Rakefiles that assume that . is part of the LOAD_PATH, so this broke them. Was there a particular justification for doing this?

As for a fix, adding $: << "." everywhere works, but seems incredibly hacky and I don’t want to do that. What’s the preferred way to make my Rakefiles 1.9.2+ compatible?

This is news to me. Beware your assumptions and frustrations about why your files aren’t loading. Boo.

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