Hi --

On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: Bikeshed: No more Symbol < String?"
>    on Tue, 7 Nov 2006 23:44:45 +0900, James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net> writes:
>
> |Matz, just curious but what was your opinion on the idea of removing
> |Symbol altogether?
>
> That may work, but it introduces unnecessary compatibility issues.  If
> I were designing Ruby from scratch now, that might be an option.

But it would be better, I think, to break this at 2.0, than to have
people learning later that symbols only exist "for historical
reasons".


David

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