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A symbol in Squeak is a string that serves as a constant name in Squeak for something that is assigned to it. It differs form a String in Squeak in that it refers to some object of which it is the name. To indicate a string is to be understood and parsed as a symbol it is prefixed with #

#ThisIsASymbol. "Try cmd-p"
#ThisIsAlsoASymbol class.
"Try cmd-p"

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