On May 30, 2011, at 10:19 AM, Cezary wrote:

> Symbols are recommended in favor of Strings for hashes anyway.

Only for fixed key sets. Symbols aren't GCd, so if the set of keys for a Hash
grows with respect to input, then forcing them all to symbols will grow your
Ruby process's memory usage irreversibly.

Michael Edgar
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