On 3/7/07, Gregory Seidman <gsslist+ruby / anthropohedron.net> wrote:
> 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):

I think that this is an awful article (and said as such in the
comments). There are much better descriptions of symbols out there
that don't impute magic to symbol objects.

-austin
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