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Feature #11390

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Allow symbols starting with numbers

Added by v0dro (Sameer Deshmukh) over 6 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:
Open
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
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[ruby-core:70090]

Description

Currently it is not possible to create a symbol that looks like :1twothree.

Converting to a string and then symbolizing causes hash lookup problems and proves counter-intuitive. What's also surprising is that ruby allows symbols to start with special characters but not numbers.

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