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Re: New full Unicode for ES6 idea

From: Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen@wirfs-brock.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:24:55 -0800
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>, mranney@voxer.com, es-discuss <es-discuss@mozilla.org>
Message-Id: <E8E05512-AB07-4314-A0BB-32571E335FB5@wirfs-brock.com>
To: Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.com>

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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