Issue #6375 has been updated by alexeymuranov (Alexey Muranov).


Ok.  However, i was not proposing to remove the 1.9 syntax: { a: 'b' } could be a shorthand notation for { :a: 'b' }, like "#@x #@y" is a shorthand notation for "#{@x} #{@y}".

Alexey.
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Feature #6375: Python notation for literal Hash
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6375#change-26317

Author: alexeymuranov (Alexey Muranov)
Status: Rejected
Priority: Low
Assignee: 
Category: core
Target version: 


Is there a reason not to use Python notation for literal Hash as an alternative to Ruby notation? I would like to be able to write either { 'a' => 'b', 'c' => 'd' } or  { 'a' : 'b', 'c' : 'd' }, and either { :a => 'b' } or { :a: 'b' } . 

I find { a: 'b' } to be a confusing alternative to { :a => 'b' }, and do not use it because of this (because it cannot be used if the key is not a symbol).


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