Hello,

I was exited when I heard that
Symbol was made a subclass of String
in Ruby 1.9, September last year.

But then I heard that the experiment
was stopped after only two months.

And recently I have started to think about this
topic again and I've tried to collect the reasons
why the idea was not pursued any longer.

I have not been very lucky searching the net
for that, that's why I am asking you:

Could someone give me a summary of the reasons
why the approach to make Symbol a subclass of String
is not considered for future Ruby versions anymore?
Or point me towards some information explaining that?

Thank you very much

Sven