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+unless defined?(::JSON::JSON_LOADED) and ::JSON::JSON_LOADED
+ require 'json'
+end
+
+# Symbol serialization/deserialization
+class Symbol
+ # Returns a hash, that will be turned into a JSON object and represent this
+ # object.
+ def as_json(*)
+ {
+ JSON.create_id => self.class.name,
+ 's' => to_s,
+ }
+ end
+
+ # Stores class name (Symbol) with String representation of Symbol as a JSON string.
+ def to_json(*a)
+ as_json.to_json(*a)
+ end
+
+ # Deserializes JSON string by converting the <tt>string</tt> value stored in the object to a Symbol
+ def self.json_create(o)
+ o['s'].to_sym
+ end
+end