The syntax of partial here does not make sense to me. If it was :partial then it's a symbol, but what is it this way ? <%= render partial: "account" %>
its a hash of parameters to the render method ?!
this isn’t valid syntax because of the colon at the end of ‘something’
my_var = something:
this is not valid
If there is some shorthand or special case I do not understand
so this is valid syntax then, I never realized that
yes. in hashes the longer, traditional form is:
<%= render :partial => “account” %>
you can now just write:
<%= render partial: “account” %>
actually, in the case of rendering a partial, usually you don’t need to even say partial, you write:
<%= render “account” %>
the filename, if it’s a partial, will begin with an underscore, such as _account.html.erb and rails will know it’s a partial. the only conflict would arise if you have both an account.html.erb and an _account.html.erb.
I guess it is the new hash notation. Not sure which version of Ruby implements it ( > 2.0 ?)