On Aug 21, 2006, at 6:25 PM, Phrogz wrote:

> Coming to Ruby from JavaScript (among other paths) I personally  
> dislike
> Ruby's two-character Hash delimiter. It's been brought up before,  
> and I
> know that the colon makes it harder to parse with symbols, but I wish
> we had a one-char (preferably without shift on an English keyboard
> layout) hash delimiter.
>
> hash = [ foo:bar, whee~la, dunno|what, delimiter=wouldbe ]

Ask and you shall receive:

$ ruby_yarv -ve 'p({foo: "bar", baz: "bar"})'
ruby 2.0.0 (Base: Ruby 1.9.0 2006-04-08) [i686-darwin8.7.1]
YARVCore 0.4.1 Rev: 527 (2006-07-19) [opts: [direct threaded code]  
[inline method cache] ]
{:foo=>"bar", :baz=>"bar"}

James Edward Gray II