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2012/2/13 Josh Cheek <josh.cheek / gmail.com>

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:19 AM, Saji Hameed <saji / u-aizu.ac.jp> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM, maven apache <apachemaven0 / gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > But in the ruby document:http://www.ruby-doc.org/docs/ProgrammingRuby/
> > >
> > > Definiation of a hash should  like this:
> > >
> > > {'key'value'.....}
> > >
> > > Now in the IO.new exmaple,it is written as {key:value}.  Is the ':'
> > symbol
> > > same as '?? I do not find it is methioned in any document.
> > >
> >
> > Unfortunately, even the latest rubydoc
> > http://ruby-doc.org/core-1.9.3/Hash.html somehow does not mention this
> > new syntax.
> >
> >
> Okay, but ruby-doc's purpose isn't to teach you the language, it's to give
> you an API reference.
>

But without knowing the syntax of this language,what is the meaning of the
API reference?

I think there should be some documents about the syntax of ruby including
the hidden feature like the hash exmple in this post.

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