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Quoted-Label Syntax

Author: Michael Edgar

What it does

This patch adds a syntax change to Ruby 1.9's grammar: quoted forms for hash-symbol-label notation. The {foo: bar} == {:foo => bar} syntax is missing an analogue to quoted symbols, and this patch adds it:

{'foo-bar': baz} == {:'foo-bar' => baz}
x = 'world'
{"hello-#{x}": baz} == {:"hello-#{x}" => baz}

Single quotes, as in the usual symbol syntax, do not permit interpolation. Double quotes do permit interpolation.