Issue #11227 has been reported by Robert A. Heiler.

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Feature #11227: May it be possible to add some symbols to IO.new() ?
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/11227

* Author: Robert A. Heiler
* Status: Open
* Priority: Low
* Assignee: 
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Hello.

IO.new() wants a number.

    io = IO.new(1)

Would it be possible or desirable to also allow symbols?

Such as:

    io = IO.new(:stdout)

The :stdout seems to make it slightly easier for me 
to remember which of the variants (0,1,2) is which
(stdin, stdout, stderr).



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