Hi,

In message "Re: ruby.el Syntax highlighting error on hash"
    on Fri, 24 Sep 2004 02:34:54 +0900, Brian Schroeder <spam0504 / bssoftware.de> writes:

|There is a bug in ruby.el, when highlighting hashes. 
|In {:a=>1} :a= is highlighted as a symbol, instead of only :a.

It's very hard to fix, since :a=>1 can be seen as both

 :a => 1

and

 :a= > 1

(note that :a= is a proper symbol).  Emacs highlighter is not that
intelligent (yet).

							matz.