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Ruby: required keyword arguments in the pre-2.1 era

Daniel Stra├čner
October 01, 2018Software engineer at makandra GmbH

Starting with Ruby 2.0 you can define methods with keyword arguments.

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In 2.1+ required keyword arguments can be defined by using a colon without default value:

def match(value, ignore:)
  # ...

To accomplish something similar in ruby 1.8, use:

def match(value, options = {})
  ignore = options.fetch(:ignore)
  # ...
Posted by Daniel Stra├čner to makandra dev (2018-10-01 13:24)