Modularized Rails info aka /rails/info/properties

I've added a ticket for a rather experimental patch that modularizes how
the information displayed by /rails/info/properties and script/about are
collected

https://rails.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8994-ruby-on-
rails/tickets/2684-modular-rails-info

Beyond what's in the patch, I'm thinking of adding functionality for
introspecting and changing parameters.

I'm looking forward to technical comments and whether you consider this
generally worthwhile or not.

Michael

rails/tickets/2684-modular-rails-info

Does anyone in here have an opinion on this patch? If there's no
interest whatsoever or any chance that it'll make it into Rails, I'll
just let it die.

Michael