On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, David Alan Black wrote:
> "Extracting" a standard, strictly speaking, would include
> standardizing bugs... so there could of course be some iterative play
> between core Ruby and the descriptive standard.  But the idea would be
> to protect the current language-development culture while still
> presenting a formal standard as an interface to the world.

If you want to really push this idea forward, let's have:

	1. two implementations of the whole interpreter+lib;
	2. a test suite;
	3. a contracts suite.

>   * the floodgate of implementations could open;

IMHO unless some people here are really motivated to document+stdize Ruby,
this will begin to happen way before formal description happens.

matju