On Oct 18, 2005, at 5:03 PM, Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> Thanks for pointing that out. I've only ever seen this with methods  
> that have only the hash as argument (mainly rails examples), so I  
> didn't know normal parameters are allowed as long as they preceed  
> the hash.

Rails has lots of the latter too.  For example:

find(:all, :conditions => "whatever...")  # first arg not part of hash

James Edward Gray II