This argument (mbox format): 178,544 bytes

rake-0.7.1.gem: 76,800 bytes
rubyforge-0.4.0.gem: 28,160 bytes
hoe-1.1.7.gem: 12,288 bytes

total dependencies for hoe-packaged gems: 117,248 bytes
hoe and rubyforge alone: 40,448 bytes

So we've argued for 61,296 more bytes than it takes to download all  
three of a hoe packages dependencies.

Or, you could have downloaded hoe and rubyforge 4.4 times in the  
amount of mail spent on this argument.

-- 
Eric Hodel - drbrain / segment7.net - http://blog.segment7.net

I LIT YOUR GEM ON FIRE!