Issue #10456 has been updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

Description updated
Status changed from Open to Rejected

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Bug #10456: kwargs and block without comma should probably be a syntax error
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/10456#change-49736

* Author: Robert Ross
* Status: Rejected
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.1.1p76 (2014-02-24 revision 45161) [x86_64-darwin13.0]
* Backport: 2.0.0: UNKNOWN, 2.1: UNKNOWN
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<pre>ruby 2.1.1p76 (2014-02-24 revision 45161) [x86_64-darwin13.0]</pre>

I experienced something very weird, when you define a method like this:

~~~ruby
def wat(something: nil &block)
end
~~~

It actually doesn't come back as a syntax error

~~~
Roberts-MacBook-Pro-2:~ robert$ cat test.rb; echo
def wat(name: "" &block)
end
Roberts-MacBook-Pro-2:~ robert$ ruby -c test.rb
Syntax OK
~~~

Within the method, the block is never assigned either actually on method call:

~~~ruby
irb(main):007:0> def wat(something: nil &block)
irb(main):008:1> puts "Block: #{block}"
irb(main):009:1> end
=> :wat
irb(main):010:0> wat(something: 'hello') { "My block here" }
NameError: undefined local variable or method `block' for main:Object
  from (irb):8:in `wat'
  from (irb):10
  from /Users/robert/.rbenv/versions/2.1.1/bin/irb:11:in `<main>'
~~~

This behavior seems unlikely, it caught me off guard for sure.



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