All --

     This time instead of a long description I will give to you a long
URL:

http://www.reality.com/roberts/markus/software/ruby/free_form_operators/

Free form operators for ruby patch.  Define your own --> and =~~ as you
see fit.  Impress your friends.  Confound your enemies.  And it really
really works.

I hope.

The web page is pre-alpha but the patch is beta.

PLEASE let me know if you try this, and especially if you find any
bugs.  My intent is that it won't break _any_ existing code.  

-- Markus