Hi,

In message "Re: Interger( a_symbol ) raises no exception"
    on Fri, 11 Nov 2005 18:04:45 +0900, Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net> writes:

|Symbols were originally just numbers, so they have #to_int defined  
|for backwards compatibility.

Until 1.8.  1.9 symbols does not have to_int any longer.

							matz.