inconsistent odd-length array rejection in Hash[*ary] vs Hash[ary]
Hash[*ary] raises an error when given odd number of arguments:
Hash.( 1, 2, 3 )
ArgumentError: odd number of arguments for Hash
' from (irb):3 from /usr/bin/irb:12:in'
In contrast, Hash[ary] silently accepts odd-length arrays:
I think this behavior is inconsistent. Please either:
(1) change Hash[ary] to raise errors upon seeing odd-length arrays or
(2) change Hash[*ary] to not raise an error for odd number of arguments and instead accept the last odd argument as a key with value nil, just like this existing behavior:
Hash.( 1, 2], [3 )
1 => 2,
3 => nil
Thanks for your consideration.
Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) almost 10 years ago
- Status changed from Assigned to Closed
- % Done changed from 0 to 100
This issue was solved with changeset r36391.
Suraj, thank you for reporting this issue.
Your contribution to Ruby is greatly appreciated.
May Ruby be with you.
hash.c: raise on invalid input