> I think this is good, too. By "choose", I meant "force you to use", 
> not "provide a default option". I was just wondering whether Rails 
> made it difficult to swap out parts of your stack if you happened to 
> prefer another library for ORM or whatever, which I think a framework 
> should allow you to do. It sounds like Rails doesn't force anything on 
> you, so that's good.

Indeed, indeed. You want people to reach their own conclusions.

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