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@@ -84,6 +84,21 @@ By definition all objects are +duplicable?+ except +nil+, +false+, +true+, symbo
WARNING. Using +duplicable?+ is discouraged because it depends on a hard-coded list. Classes have means to disallow duplication like removing +dup+ and +clone+ or raising exceptions from them, only +rescue+ can tell.
+h4. +returning+
+The method +returning+ yields its argument to a block and returns it. You tipically use it with a mutable object that gets modified in the block:
+def html_options_for_form(url_for_options, options, *parameters_for_url)
+ returning options.stringify_keys do |html_options|
+ html_options["enctype"] = "multipart/form-data" if html_options.delete("multipart")
+ html_options["action"] = url_for(url_for_options, *parameters_for_url)
+ end
+See also "+Object#tap+":#tap.
h4. +tap+
+Object#tap+ exists in Ruby 1.8.7 and 1.9, and it is defined by Active Support for previous versions. This method yields its receiver to a block and returns it.

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