On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, Dave Thomas wrote:

> > If I have a variable set to "test", how do I convert that to :test?
>
>   a.intern

I was looking for the exact same thing last week -- and being too timid to
ask the list did not find it -- and went with eval. Hence two notes:

 * ri Fixnum.id2name refers to String.intern, but ri Symbol.id2name does
not. In the next update to ri's db, maybe this could be added?

 * alias String.intern to String.name2id and String.to_symbol (or
String.to_sym) for moron's like me. ;)

  -- Nikodemus