The pickaxe book speaks of keyword arguments planned for 1.8:

"Some languages feature ``keyword arguments''---that is, instead of 
passing arguments in a given order and quantity, you pass the name of 
the argument with its value, in any order.  Ruby 1.6 does not have 
keyword arguments (although they are scheduled to be implemented in 
Ruby 1.8)."

Since "New & Shiny" [1] didn't speak of it, I reckon it didn't make it. 
So is this scheduled for a 1.8.x release, postponed to 2.0, or dropped 
altogether?


[1] http://www.whytheluckystiff.net/articles/2003/08/04/rubyOneEightOh


/ David