On 2002.07.18, Jeremy Henty <jeremy / chaos.org.uk> wrote:
> In article <3D358854.2E032977 / stud.ntnu.no>, Kent Dahl wrote:
> 
> >  ... I'd have to argue against allowing trailing commas in method
> > calls (and definitions), on the basis that it could make it easier
> > to write methods that take a lot of parameters. 
> 
> Much as I love Ruby over Perl, this is one feature of Perl that I
> thought was great and I wish Ruby copied it.  It makes it easier
> eg. to swap arguments around if you realise the order is wrong.  So in
> some ways this feature makes it *easier* to get your code smelling
> sweet.

report.define(0, {
    :column => 'ABC',
    :label => 'ABC_D',
    :width => -5,
})

This is an actual code snippet from a test case of mine.

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