On Apr 29, 2006, at 9:56 AM, Christian Neukirchen wrote:

> I, for one, would welcome having Perl6 rules or a Rubyish feel-alike
> as a Ruby library.

Aha, there's the key point. The OP was proposing making Perl6 style  
rules part of the language. That's more what I drew exception to,  
although I did go off on a tangent of sorts, as regards my feelings  
for the syntax.