New full Unicode for ES6 idea

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Sun Feb 19 15:24:55 PST 2012


On Feb 19, 2012, at 3:18 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> ...
>> Your proposal would change that equivalence. In one sense, the BSR would be a switch that controls whether a ES "character" corresponds to "code unit" or a "code point"
> 
> Yes, and we might rather have a different word on that basis too.
> 
> How about "character element"? "Element" to capture indexing as the means of accessing the thing in question.

I generally try to use "element" in informal contexts for exactly that reason.  However, shouldn't it be "string element"  and we could let "character" and "Unicode character" mean the same thing?

Allen
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