[ActiveRecord] enum values as symbols instead of strings

I love ActiveRecord::Enum, but I’ve always thought it should return symbols for its values instead of strings.

I went looking for discussion on this topic and couldn’t find any. (I only found a recent discussion about using StringInquirer.) Does anyone know why the decision was made to use strings over symbols?

What do folks think about an option for enum to have it return symbols? Something like symbolize_values. Switching the default to symbols would break code, so I wouldn’t suggest that.