On Feb 3, 2:17 pm, gwtm... / mac.com wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2007, at 12:12 PM, Trans wrote:
>
> > Though it will undoubtedly be less useful in Ruby 2.0 when
> > string and symbol hash keys key for the same entry, it is still useful
> > in other ways.
>
> I seem to remember that matz backed off from this idea.

I think he backed off making Symbol a subclass of String, but I think
he's still considering auto-coercing symbol to string, or at the very
least that they will have some sort of equality for use as hash keys.
Matz?

T.