On Oct 20, 2004, at 9:04 AM, Matt Maycock wrote:

> So, unless you count merge! and update, there doesn't seem to be a way
> to shove stuff into a hash and get the resulting updated hash back.
> Now, I know merge and update make it real easy:
>
>   h = {}
>   h.update(:a => :b).update(:c => :d).update(:e => :f)

Why use this over:

h.update(:a => :b, :c => :d, :e => :f)

?

James Edward Gray II