2010/9/10 James Cox <james / imaj.es>:
> As an alternate approach:
>
> what would the problem be to start shipping a minimal version of ruby,
> from the next release, with everything except stdlib, which is
> replaced with a gem distribution? Then we can promote it (with an
> appropriate fallback to support the fully bundled version for
> environments which need it).
>
> We have the wonderful rake, so I can't imagine it would be much more
> difficult to extend our build system to handle the minimal version.
>
> At least this might allow us to break the deadlock and see if people
> would be willing to switch to a simpler, clean version of ruby which
> ships without monkey-patches and hacks to make libraries work -
> allowing us to have a nice clean base to start adding libraries to?

This breaks compatibility; it's why REXML is needed.

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