Ever thought perhaps that all that effort in creating a good README, while great for your end-users, hadn't ever done you a hill of beans worth of good when it came to constructing your project's metadata. Well hang on to your nerd glasses! Here comes a gem that does just that!
The library is about as easy to use as you can imagine.
require 'readme' readme = Readme.file readme.name readme.description readme.copyright
It also comes with a command line client to pump out the data into variant formats, such a YAML, JSON and even Ruby code.
$ readme --yaml $ readme description
Copyright (c) 2009 Rubyworks. All rights reserved.
Readme can be redistributed in accordance with the BSD-2-Clause license.
See COPYING.md file for details.