I was looking through the latest Linux Format Magazine, (June 2007, LXF93) and it had an article on th D programming language. I had read some things about D before, but now it seems further along in development. It has built in garbage collection, is compatible with C system calls, et al.
Has anyone considered, tried, done a version of Ruby in D to see how it could stack up with using C as the foundation of Ruby.
For all you CS, or thesis looking students, this would look like something of at least an academic interest.