On Mar 8, 2007, at 12:46 AM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> You might also differentiate by pointing out that string
> literals are not necessarily unique, while symbols are -- duplicate
> string literals may be stored in several different variables at once.

This doesn't sound right to me.  String literals are part of the
source code.  They aren't stored in variables at all (let's just
agree to ignore eval for the moment).

And a single symbol can be represented by several different literals:

:alpha, :'alpha', :"alpha"

So you have to be careful about talking about unique literals.

Gary Wright