Click here to navigate the course.

Drag the edges to resize the window.

In Projects, you can keep track of your progress as you go throught the tasks. Check each item as you complete it!

Code Editor
Learn
Hashes and Symbols

Many Paths to the Same Summit

Remember, there are always many ways of accomplishing something in Ruby. Converting strings to symbols is no different!

Besides using .to_sym, you can also use .intern. This will internalize the string into a symbol and works just like .to_sym:

"hello".intern # ==> :hello

When you're looking at someone else's code, you might see .to_sym or .intern (or both!) when converting strings to symbols.

Report a Bug
If you see a bug or any other issue with this page, please report it here.