Tim Hunter wrote:

> Don't make more out of this than there is. A symbol is a kind of literal
> in Ruby. It's the name of a number. You pick the name, Ruby picks the
> number. Ruby guarantees that whenever you use the symbol in your program
> it will always refer to the same number.

:foo.object_id == :foo.object_id

So if you add a method to one :foo, can anyone who invokes :foo access
the method?

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