[plt-scheme] immutable strings vs. uninterned symbols

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 6 09:11:33 EDT 2006

 > (string-append "hello" " world")
"hello world"

You can't do this with a symbol. -- Matthias

On Jun 6, 2006, at 8:52 AM, Doug Orleans wrote:

> What's the difference between immutable strings and uninterned
> symbols?  I mean, I realize they're different types, but they're both
> strings that can't be changed and are only eq? to themselves.  Is
> there any reason to prefer one over the other?  Which one is more like
> java.lang.String?
> --dougorleans at gmail.com
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