I'd like to remove curses from the Ruby standard library.
I believe the standard library should get as small as possible, and I can't find any reason to have curses except for a compatibility reason. And Ruby has RubyGems now, so it's enough to have curses.gem for compatibility.
I've created a repository for curses.gem.
I'm not a user of curses now, so it would be great if someone can take over it.
Can I remove curses from Ruby 2.1?
Updated by shevegen (Robert A. Heiler) almost 7 years ago
(Sidenote, not related to this, but all of ruby's stdlib should become as modular as possible, so users could toggle on/off what components of ruby they want to have included, perhaps with rubygems able to allow for this. "gem uninstall webrick" for instance if a user really won't need that, and so forth.)
Updated by shugo (Shugo Maeda) almost 7 years ago
- Assignee changed from naruse (Yui NARUSE) to shugo (Shugo Maeda)
I talked with Naruse-san, and we've decided to remove curses from 2.1.
Eric, could you take over the maintenance of curses gem and upload it to rubygems.org as soon as possible?