Topic: Plugin or unpacked gems ?
I have used many plugins for my projects, for some projects I have used gems instead of plugins (like will_paginate is available as a gem and plugin as well).
We can include gem as,
In some blogs I have seen that, they have unpacked the required gems in /vendor folder.
What is the difference if we use plugin instead of using the unpacked gem in /vendor folder ?
is it related to performace of the application ?
If we are going to unpacked the required gems in /vendor folder, then why not to prefer including plugins ?
Which is best : including plugins or unpacked gems ?
Any idea ?