Stephan K?mper <Stephan.Kaemper / schleswig-holstein.de> wrote:
> 
> I now that there's a unique int associated to each Symbol, but I still 
> think that a String like "42" IS more like an Integer, than 
> :a_symbol_like_this.

Not to mention

irb(main):001:0> Integer :"42"
=> 15665

martin