Tom Sawyer <transami / transami.net> writes:

> On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 11:13, Philipp Meier wrote:
> > I'd prefer "=" instead of ":" because passing parameters is a kind of
> > assignment in the scope of the functions body:
> 
> philp,
> 
> i agree. that makes more sense.
> 
> you point out an important distinction between assignment, which is what
> your doing when you pass parameters, ans hash association/pairs.

But syntactically that's compatible: it's currently acceptable Rby to
write

   puts(a = "hello")


Dave