Sunday, February 14, 2010, 2:46:02 PM, you wrote:

BC> Ralph Shnelvar wrote:
>> I'm getting the following error

>> - - - - -

>>  TypeError in Users#new

>> Showing app/views/users/new.html.erb where line #20 raised:

BC> This looks like you are working with Rails. Rails is not Ruby. Ruby is a 
BC> programming language; Rails is a web application framework which happens 
BC> to be written *in* Ruby.

BC> If you're having a problem with Rails, your best bet is to ask on a 
BC> Rails mailing list or forum.

>> Why can't my shnView.label(:email) method create a symbol to sting 
>> conversion ... but f.text_field can?

BC> Without seeing the code to your shnView.label method, I couldn't say. 
BC> But since you used shnView.label('nickname') successfully above, maybe 
BC> shnView.label('email') is what you want.

BC> Regards,

BC> Brian.

Brian,

I posted the question here because I am asking a Ruby question.

Let me rephrase the question ...

Under what circumstances will Ruby not be able to convert a symbol into a string?

Ralph