in reply to Re^2: Jargon relating to Perl strings
in thread Jargon relating to Perl strings
Perfect. I shall update.except you updated the wrong thing. It's the sentence "This is not affected by the string's UTF8 flag," under Basics->"String Value" that's tripping me (and apparently also javafan) up and that needs to either go away or be changed
a grouping of (usually but not always) 8 consecutive bits of physical storage
UTF8=0 storage format.No, any storage format. In order to talk about storage formats at all you need a word for the raw underlying bytes whatever they are and however they're to be interpreted, and redefining "byte" to mean something else makes this really difficult.
You need a different word, and you're probably right that "octet" isn't a great choice either, so I had another thought: How about one of the following to refer to string elements that are constrained to lie in the 0-255 range?