* Florian Gro<florgro / gmail.com> [2004-10-27 23:08:24 +0900]:

> 6) It is possible to create an empty symbol literal via :"#{""}"

but not with nil:

  irb(main):007:0> :"#{nil}"
  ArgumentError: interning empty string

Also, I couldn't set $1 to a value:

  irb(main):008:0> $1 = 5
  SyntaxError: compile error
  (irb):8: Can't set variable $1

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Jim Freeze