On Aug 22, 2006, at 7:16 PM, Hal Fulton wrote:

> Phrogz wrote:
>> James Edward Gray II wrote:
>>> $ 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"}
>> Yeehaw! Thanks, powers-that-be! :)
>> Whoa! And auto-symbolizing keys, too? Very, very exciting.
>
> It's pretty cool. The only catch is that your keys have
> to be symbols for this coolness to work, right?

Correct.  It's just and alternate symbol Hash key syntax.

James Edward Gray II