Hi,

In message "Re: [ruby-core:20484] Re: encoding of symbols"
    on Fri, 12 Dec 2008 02:38:53 +0900, Charles Oliver Nutter <charles.nutter / sun.com> writes:

|Strings and symbols are converging?

No, during the development of 1.9, I experimented to make Symbol a
subclass of String, but I considered it a mistake, and reverted.

							matz.