On Sep 8, 2010, at 8:15 PM, Aaron Patterson wrote:

> I think the best options to improve the situation are:
> 
>  1. Remove REXML so that users must search for an XML library
> 
>  2. Package nokogiri so that users have a better alternative
> 
>  3. Remove REXML *and* package nokogiri
> 
> I understand we cannot remove REXML for 1.9.x, but maybe we should
> consider packaging nokogiri so people have an alternative?  I would like
> to see #2 for Ruby 1.9.3+, then #3 for Ruby 2.0.

I fully support this plan.

I'm sad that I was allowed to replace the old CSV library but Aaron is struggling to replace REXML with a super superior library.  XML is way more important than CSV.