On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM, Hal Fulton <rubyhacker / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, all...
>
> A modest proposal here... I think (tentatively) that Symbol should inherit
> from String, and a symbol should basically be an immutable string.
>
> Reply here and/or on my blog as you see fit: http://rubyhacker.wordpress.com
>
> Cheers,
> Hal Fulton

A discussion on this just came up on Stack Overflow:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11085564/why-are-symbols-not-frozen-strings