On Sunday, August 17, 2003, 10:04:14 AM, David wrote:

> 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?


If you're writing some code that would benefit from keyword arguments,
or just want to experiment, check out

  http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?KeywordArguments

Gavin