Implicit coercion of Symbols

Brendan Eich brendan at
Mon Jan 12 14:32:58 PST 2015

Indeed, in my first reply on-thread, I wrote

"This is exactly the reason."

to acknowledge existing consensus. Thanks for linking!


Domenic Denicola wrote:
> I re-read through this whole thread and realized nobody brought up the fact that this*specific*  change, of making `String(symbol)` work while `symbol+""` throws, was discussed and agreed upon previously:
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> I realize people are presumably having second thoughts, but I thought it'd be worth linking to the previous thread for anyone who hasn't seen it and thinks this is a new debate.

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