New full Unicode for ES6 idea

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
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?

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