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Yes, :symbols use less memory than "Strings", but
HashWithIndifferentAccess(which lets you use either) is quite slow compared
to a normal Hash.

j`ey
http://www.eachmapinject.com

On 7/22/06, Wes Gamble <weyus / att.net> wrote:
>
> Ezra,
>
> Is it done in Rails like this for performance reasons (I'm guessing
> symbols may be slightly more lightweight than Strings)?
>
> Thanks,
> Wes
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