There some discussion going on the ruby-core mailing list about which
standard libraries to _remove_ from the official ruby source, now that
RubyGems is going in. I thought I'd let all you plebians know. I
personally can't believe that YAML and Webrick are being proposed for
the chopping block.

Anyway, that's not the main reason I've written, I'd actually like to
suggest the Ryan Davis' ParseTree make it _into_ the standard library.
Why? Well, It's a low-level inspection library, written in C,  that
does something quite useful --let one inspect code, in a very general
manner (s-expressions). Short of a better way to achieve this kind of
inspection, I think this library definitely deserves to be readily
available.

T.

P.S. Ryan, I'd like to veto your opinion on this manner (with
exceptional to ParseTree's technical merits, of course). Don't take
that the wrong way, it's just that, 1) you've already principally
stated you want to unbundle as much as possible from Ruby and 2) this
is your library.  So so either way, it seems you have a pre-defined
bias. ;-)