Implicit coercion of Symbols

Isiah Meadows impinball at
Tue Jan 13 19:35:23 PST 2015

> From: Domenic Denicola <d at>
> To: Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at>, es-discuss <es-discuss at>
> Cc:
> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:02:17 +0000
> Subject: RE: Implicit coercion of Symbols
> 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.

Good catch. I wouldn't have been surprised if nobody even thought of
it until now (in this discussion, anyways).

Isiah Meadows

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