James Quirk has put together a unique software system which melds
various languages via folds and interfaces.  He even has a Ruby
interface. You might want to get lost in,

  http://www.amrita-ebook.org/drink-me/TOA-drink-me.pdf

for a while.  I admit that I've been exposed various times to Quirk's
Amrita several times over the past five or six years but still haven't
really solved the riddle.  Also be warned, that he singles out Dave
and Andy's bold claim from the Pixaxe book...

Enjoy,
-- 
Bil