In article <99203F8C-9DE9-11D7-8F52-000393876156 / cox.net>,
Mark Wilson  <mwilson13 / cox.net> wrote:
>My $0.02:
>
>I think raa-install is excellent and I use it regularly. I have no 
>opinion about YAML or REXML because I've never used them. I have 
>nothing against petitions. I trust Matz's judgment and that of the 
>ruby-core team.
>
>I just don't think that the problem space is sufficiently stable to put 
>a package manager in the standard library -- which, by the way, is not 
>a criticism of raa-install or anyone else.

Well, it's a chicken-and-egg problem.  We need a package manager available 
in the standard distro in order for people to start using package 
management and in order to reduce the numer of variables in the problems 
space.

Phil