On Sep 8, 2010, at 3:26 PM, Marcus Rueckert wrote:

> On 2010-09-09 02:54:26 +0900, James Edward Gray II wrote:
>> On Sep 8, 2010, at 12:03 PM, Marcus Rueckert wrote:
>> 
>>> On 2010-09-09 01:45:43 +0900, James Edward Gray II wrote:
>>>> Taken from the bundle Nokogiri thread:
>>>> 
>>>>> Currently, we're discussing three different topics:
>>>> 
>>>>> 3) all stdlib should be converted to gem, or not
>>>> 
>>>>> Next, the point 3 should be discussed in another thread.
>>>>> You can't have it both ways at once.
>>>> 
>>>> I guess I'm not understanding.  What are the minuses of Ruby shipping
>>>> with a set of blessed gems?  I can't think of any.
>>> 
>>> well for one ... we would kind of need 2 directories for said gems imho.
>>> because uninstalling the gems that form the stdlib or a release should
>>> not be possible.
>> 
>> Why?
> 
> because a ruby 1.9.3 describes a feature set which includes the stdlib.
> so when ever ruby -v returns 1.9.3 all the stdlib features should always
> be available.

While I can appreciate this argument, there are reasons it might be a good idea to remover them too.  I'm not totally sure we can't say, if you uninstall standard library components you are accepting the associated risks.

James Edward Gray II