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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.2 Reference Manual
- From: Lorenzo Donati <lorenzodonatibz@...>
- Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 23:03:04 +0200
On 04/09/2011 22.08, Gregory Bonik wrote:
Lorenzo Donati wrote:
IIRC C standard doesn't guarantee that a char is the same size of a
byte, although that's almost ubiquitous. So a "char" could be not a
"byte" on some exotic platforms.
By definition, bytes do not necessarily consist of 8 bits. There can be
7-bit bytes or whatever.
Ok. I stand corrected. Thank you for the feedback.
>Thus I think it's OK to equate C's char to a
byte. The word "character" is quite misleading because of the wide use
of UTF-8, while "byte" sounds unambiguously.