Trans wrote:
> Hal Fulton wrote:
> > When were symbols introduced? I think it was quite some time ago.
> > Definitely a 20th-century feature.
>
> Ruby 1.6.0 introduced Symbols in a stable release.

This doesn't seem right, though I'm not sure.

Are you sure that isn't just when the Symbol *class*
was introduced?

Symbols, as I recall, used to be essentially Fixnums.


Hal