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Ruby 2.0 introduces keyword arguments

"Keyword arguments" allow naming method arguments (optionally setting a default value). By using the double-splat operator, you can collect additional options. Default values for standard arguments still work (see adjective).

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def greet(name, adjective = 'happy', suffix: '!', count: 7, **options) greeting = options[:letter] ? 'Dear' : 'Hello' puts "#{greeting} #{adjective} #{name + suffix * count}" end

Invoke the method like this:

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greet('Otto', 'sad', suffix: '??', count: 9, include_blank: true)

In Ruby 2.1+, you can also make an argument required by not giving it a default value: def something(required_option:).

Does your version of Ruby on Rails still receive security updates?
Rails LTS provides security patches for old versions of Ruby on Rails (3.2 and 2.3).

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