As a Ruby noob, I’ve seen symbols and read about them - they seem to be described as kind of mystic. Something nebulous that Ruby coders feel rather than can explain. Hmmm OK.
Well. :C4 is symbol that has a string and a number associated with it (or whatever the phrase of the day is). Seems fine to me
How do you create your own in SPi? I want to have something similar for note values
e.g. :crotchet means “crotchet” and a floating point number 1.0/4
From the gnostic descriptions, it seems to me that a symbol ought to be associated with an object that could have any attributes you like, but maybe that’s for another day. The talk is of a string and a number.