On Sunday 02 October 2005 04:08 pm, Joshua Haberman wrote:
> Yes, that would mean that packages containing C extensions would no > longer be one single gem file, but luckily we have tar to help with > that.

Exactly.  A .gem file is just a tar file. 

Once you have to start unpacking gem files for a portion of the payload, you 
might as well go all the way and unpack the entire thing.

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