Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:01542] Complex numbers, etc."
    on 00/02/23, h.fulton / att.net <h.fulton / att.net> writes:

|I am wondering if anyone has an idea for a problem of
|a similar nature that I could work on? By "similar
|nature" I mean relatively self-contained, easily grokked
|in its entirety, but not entirely trivial or useless.

How about strptime(3) like date parsing function, or better parsedate.
lib/parsedate.rb is done by me, but is pretty ad hoc and ugly.