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+= Ruby Standard Library
+The Ruby Standard Library is a vast collection of classes and modules that you
+can require in your code for additional features.
+Below is an overview of libraries and extensions followed by a brief
+== Libraries
+Abbrev:: Calculates a set of unique abbreviations for a given set of strings
+Base64:: Support for encoding and decoding binary data using a Base64 representation
+Benchmark:: Provides methods to measure and report the time used to execute code
+CGI:: Support for the Common Gateway Interface protocol
+CMath:: Provides Trigonometric and Transcendental functions for complex numbers
+complex.rb:: Deprecated library replaced by C implementation in core
+ConditionVariable:: Augments the Mutex class, provided by thread.rb
+CSV:: Provides an interface to read and write CSV files and data
+DEBUGGER__:: Debugging functionality for Ruby
+Delegator:: Provides three abilities to delegate method calls to an object
+DRb:: Distributed object system for Ruby
+E2MM:: Module for defining custom exceptions with specific messages
+English.rb:: Require 'English.rb' to reference global variables with less cryptic names
+ERB:: An easy to use but powerful templating system for Ruby
+FileUtils:: Several file utility methods for copying, moving, removing, etc
+Find:: This module supports top-down traversal of a set of file paths
+Forwardable:: Provides delegation of specified methods to a designated object
+GetoptLong:: Parse command line options similar to the GNU C getopt_long()
+GServer:: HTTP server with logging, thread pooling and multi-server management
+IPAddr:: Provides methods to manipulate IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses
+IRB:: Interactive Ruby command-line tool for REPL (Read Eval Print Loop)
+Logger:: Provides a simple logging utility for outputing messages
+mathn.rb:: Deprecated library that extends math operations
+MakeMakefile:: Module used to generate a Makefile for C extensions
+Matrix:: Represents a mathematical matrix.
+MiniTest:: A test suite with TDD, BDD, mocking and benchmarking
+Monitor:: Provides an object or module to use safely by more than one thread
+Mutex_m:: Mixin to extend objects to be handled like a Mutex
+Net::FTP:: Support for the File Transfer Protocol
+Net::HTTP:: HTTP client api for Ruby
+Net::IMAP:: Ruby client api for Internet Message Access Protocol
+Net::POP3:: Ruby client library for POP3
+Net::SMTP:: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol client library for Ruby
+Net::Telnet:: Telnet client library for Ruby
+Observable:: Provides a mechanism for publich/subscribe pattern in Ruby
+OpenURI:: An easy-to-use wrapper for Net::HTTP, Net::HTTPS and Net::FTP
+Open3:: Provides access to stdin, stdout and stderr when running other programs
+OptionParser:: Ruby-oriented class for command-line option analysis
+OpenStruct:: Class to build custom data structures, similar to a Hash
+PP:: Provides a PrettyPrinter for Ruby objects
+PrettyPrinter:: Implements a pretty printing algorithm for readable structure
+Prime:: Prime numbers and factorization library
+profile.rb:: Runs the Ruby Profiler__
+Profiler__:: Provides a way to profile your Ruby application
+PStore:: Implements a file based persistence mechanism based on a Hash
+Queue:: Synchronized communication between threads, provided by thread.rb
+Racc:: A LALR(1) parser generator writting in Ruby.
+Rake:: Ruby build program with capabilities similar to make
+rational.rb:: Deprecated library replaced by C implementation in core
+RbConfig:: Information of your configure and build of Ruby
+RDoc:: Produces HTML and command-line documentation for Ruby
+resolv-replace.rb:: Replace Socket DNS with Resolv
+Resolv:: Thread-aware DNS resolver library in Ruby
+REXML:: An XML toolkit for Ruby
+Rinda:: The Linda distributed computing paradigm in Ruby
+RSS:: Family of libraries that support various formats of XML "feeds"
+Gem:: Package management framework for Ruby
+Scanf:: A Ruby implementation of the C function scanf(3)
+SecureRandom:: Interface for secure random number generator
+Set:: Provides a class to deal with collections of unordered, unique values
+Shell:: An idiomatic Ruby interface for common UNIX shell commands
+Shellwords:: Manipulates strings with word parsing rules of UNIX Bourne shell
+Singleton:: Implementation of the Singelton pattern for Ruby
+Synchronizer:: A module that provides a two-phase lock with a counter
+Tempfile:: A utility class for managing temporary files
+Test::Unit:: A compatibility layer for MiniTest
+Thread:: Provides support classes for threaded programs
+ThreadsWait:: Watches for termination of multiple threads
+Time:: Extends the Time class with methods for parsing and conversion
+Timeout:: Auto-terminate potentially long-running operations in Ruby
+tmpdir.rb:: Extends the Dir class to manage the OS temporary file path
+Tracer:: Outputs a source level execution trace of a Ruby program
+TSort:: Topological sorting using Tarjan's algorithm
+un.rb:: Utilities to replace common UNIX commands
+URI:: A Ruby module providing support for Uniform Resource Identifiers
+WeakRef:: Allows a referenced object to be garbage-collected
+WEBrick:: An HTTP server toolkit for Ruby
+XMLRPC:: Remote Procedure Call over HTTP support for Ruby
+YAML:: Ruby client library for the Psych YAML implementation
+== Extensions
+BigDecimal:: Provides arbitrary-precision floating point decimal arithmetic
+Coverage:: Provides coverage measurement for Ruby
+Curses:: Implements the CRT screen handling and optimization library
+Date:: A subclass of Object includes Comparable module for handling dates
+DateTime:: Subclass of Date to handling dates, hours, minutes, seconds, offsets
+DBM:: Provides a wrapper for the UNIX-style Database Manager Library
+Digest:: Provides a framework for message digest libraries
+DL:: Provides a wrapper for the UNIX dlopen() library
+Etc:: Provides access to information typically stored in UNIX /etc directory
+Fcntl:: Loads constants defined in the OS fcntl.h C header file
+Fiddle:: A libffi wrapper for Ruby
+GDBM:: Ruby extension for the GNU dbm (gdbm) library
+IO:: Extensions for Ruby IO class, including #wait and ::console
+JSON:: Implements Javascript Object Notation for Ruby
+NKF:: Ruby extension for Network Kanji Filter
+objspace:: Extends ObjectSpace module to add methods for internal statistics
+OpenSSL:: Provides SSL, TSL and general purpose cryptography for Ruby
+Pathname:: Representation of the name of a file or directory on the filesystem
+Psych:: A YAML parser and emitter for Ruby
+PTY:: Creates and manages pseudo terminals
+Readline:: Provides an interface for GNU Readline and Edit Line (libedit)
+Ripper:: Provides an interface for parsing Ruby programs into S-expressions
+SBDM:: Provides a simple file-based key-value store with String keys and values
+Socket:: Access underlying OS socket implementations
+StringIO:: Pseudo I/O on String objects
+StringScanner:: Provides lexical scanning operations on a String
+Syslog:: Ruby interface for the POSIX system logging facility
+Tk:: Provides a framework for building a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
+WIN32OLE:: Provides an interface for OLE Automation in Ruby
+Zlib:: Ruby interface for the zlib compression/decompression library