> L?hett?j?: James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net>
> Aihe: Re: symbols vs strings vs ?
> 
> On Feb 2, 2005, at 7:53 PM, E S wrote:
> 
> > Always use a Symbol rather than a String, except if you
> > need to be able to print the string to file/screen/etc.
> 
> Hmm, don't think I agree with that.  What it you need to modify its 
> contents?  What if you want to use some of String's many helper 
> methods?

The way I thought of it is that if you need to modify a string,
it's a string that is going to displayed somehow at some point.

For the sake of disambiguity, however, let's amend that to
"Always use a Symbol rather than a constant String..."

> James Edward Gray II

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