> -----Original Message-----
> From: gabriele renzi [mailto:surrender_it / rc1.vip.lng.yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 1:38 PM
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: ruby design: keyword arguments
> 
> 
> Hi gurus and nubys,
> 
> I just met for the first time a situation where I'd like to 
> have keyword arguments. I know that I could emulate them 
> using hashes, but that looks as overhead to me, and I don't like it.
> 
> So I wonder: why we don't have such a useful thing in ruby?
> was it a design choice or just matz forgot them ?

See http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?KeywordArguments for a discussion on
this.  Also, see Hal Fulton's "The Ruby Way" for hash-less way to accomplish
the same thing.

Regards,

Dan