On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> Sevaral major things I hope to have in 1.7 are:
> 
>   * keyword argumant as in Python
>

Any chance this can be

    * keyword arguments as in TOM

That is, I much much prefer

	hash.takeValue: x forKey: y

or some such, to

	hash.set(value=>x, key=>y).

The reason I say TOM instead of Smalltalk or Objective-C is that in TOM
the keywords are optional (since each one can take a tuple), which Ruby
would of course require.

But perhaps I am alone in this preference.

avi