Issue #11690 has been updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada.


Daniel P. Clark wrote:
> Maybe we could replace `to_be_assigned_with` to `slurp`, `consume`, `devour`, or `injest` ;-)

My dictionary doesn't have the last word, maybe a compound word from `inject` and `ingest`?


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Feature #11690: Update Hash during multiple assignment
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/11690#change-54886

* Author: Daniel P. Clark
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
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Given that we can assign multiple variables at once

~~~ruby
a,b,c = 1,2,3
~~~

It would be nice to be able to update a Hash during multiple assignment rather than replacing it.  Currently

~~~ruby
x = {a: 1, b: 2}
x, y ,z = {c: 3}, 6, 7
x
# => {c: 3}
~~~

What I propose is adding `Hash#update=` to permit updating during multiple assignment.

~~~ruby
class Hash
  def update=(h)
    update(h)
  end
end

x = {a: 1, b: 2}

x.update, y ,z = {c: 3}, 6, 7
x
# => {a: 1, b: 2, c: 3}
~~~

This would be most useful in scenarios where a method or proc return multiple values.  When the method returns the values we don't normally know the key outside where the hash assignment is.

~~~ruby
example = proc { [{:hi => :hello}, 5] }

hash = {}

# Currently in Ruby with an Unknown key multiple assignment isn't an option
hash[????], current = example.call

# We currently have to two step it
result, current = example.call
hash.update(result)
~~~

But with `Hash#update=` we don't have to know the key.



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