On Sep 9, 2010, at 17:15 , NARUSE, Yui wrote:

> 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.

How?