Jonathan Lang skribis 2006-08-31 15:35 (-0700):
> IIRC, :g is an adverb, and adverbs are merely syntactic sugar for
> named parameters. So perhaps the signature for the substitution
> method should include a slurpy hash of modifiers...
In which case you'd end up parsing the keys, because we have stuff like
:2nd and :3th. And if we're parsing anyway, you might as well pass in a
string. Indeed, :g would only be syntactic sugar.