On Aug 14, 11:26 am, thomas.mack... / gmail.com wrote:
> This is because symbols don't respond to intern.  Is there any good
> reason Symbol doesn't respond to intern, while String responds to
> to_s, Array responds, to to_a, etc.?  If not, I would like to propose
> that the intern method be added to Symbol at some point.

Symbol responds to #to_sym, as does String. Will that do?