Issue #9686 has been updated by Matthew Kerwin.


 On Mar 29, 2014 8:52 AM, <nobu / ruby-lang.org> wrote:
 >
 > You can write simply for that case:
 >
 > ~~~ruby
 > string = 'foo'
 > {string => 'bar'}
 > ~~~
 
 You'd need
 
 ~~~ruby
 {string.to_s => 'bar'}
 ~~~

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Feature #9686: Syntax for symbols used in hashes
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9686#change-45985

* Author: Sascha Mayr
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: 
* Target version: 
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Symbols are often used literally as keys in hashes like this:

~~~ruby
{foo: 'bar'}
~~~

But acutally there is a little inconvenience when using the alternative `:"name"` literal syntax:

~~~ruby
string = 'foo'
{:"#{string}" => 'bar'}
~~~

It would be great if Ruby provided the possibility to write the second example like this:

~~~ruby
string = 'foo'
{"#{string}": 'bar'}
~~~

This would be logical, because you can write both syntaxes the same way when not using them in hashes.



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