Hi,

In message "Re: [ruby-core:36571] Re: [Ruby 1.9 - Feature #4801][Open] Shorthand Hash Syntax for Strings"
    on Mon, 30 May 2011 16:12:35 +0900, Anurag Priyam <anurag08priyam / gmail.com> writes:

|> Iff {'key': 'value'} means {:key => 'value'} I have no objection.
|
|Won't that be misleading? I think the OP wants {'key': 'value'} to
|mean {'key' => 'value}.

I don't disagree here.  But considering the fact that {key: "value"}
is a shorthand for {:key => "value"}, {"key": "value"} should be a
shorthand for {:"key" => "value"}.  Besides that, since it reminds me
JSON so much, making a: and "a": different could cause more confusion
than the above misleading.

							matz.