Shannon Fang wrote:

> > Being a "pragmatic programmer" I regret I can't contribute more to Ruby,

You can absolutely contribute.  Port a Perl module, if nothing else.  Here's
my current wish list:

Net::SSH::Perl
HTML::Table
Net::DNS
Mail::Sender

Also, there are plenty of current Ruby modules out there that need:

1) Documentation, either translated (Japanese to English or vice-versa),
added, or clarified
2) Example code, added or made better
3) Formal (or just any) installation scripts

Regards,

Dan