MightyString adds array functionality and other tools for Ruby strings, including matching, indexing, substitution, and deletion. MightyString::HTML.strip_html provides more ideal HTML-to-ASCII formatting output. This is an advanced block "filtering" module. It works very well, with extremely rare cases which fall through its fingers.
The Lean Mean C++ Option Parser handles program arguments (argc, argv). It supports the short and long option formats of getopt(), getopt_long(), and getopt_long_only(), but has a more convenient interface. It is a freestanding, header-only library with no dependencies, not even libc or STL. It comes with a usage message formatter which supports column alignment and line wrapping, making it ideal for localized messages with different lengths.