I was researching an earlier issue with rails and I stumbled across a
document which mentioned something that sounded to me like "Due to a
recent shift in the mind-set of the community, it is frowned upon to
use a string literal in any situation which does not require text
manipulation; use symbols instead." Did I interpret the info on that
Also, any further info you can give me about when I should be using
literals and when to use symbols would be very much appreciated.
Also, any other tips on best-practice or links to good resources about
such would be rad.