On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 04:21:10AM +0900, Bharat Ruparel wrote:
> I think of symbols is immutable strings that are useful only in 
> referring to some values?  Seems like a nice way for using pointers 
> without all the warps?

Symbols are what they are. If you need to think of them with some metaphor,
try this (google cache because it seems that the site is down):

http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache%3An1xKIHxuk6UJ%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.randomhacks.net%2Farticles%2F2007%2F01%2F20%2F13-ways-of-looking-at-a-ruby-symbol

> Bharat
--Greg