[erlang-questions] Strings as Lists

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Wed Feb 13 07:39:45 CET 2008

Lev Walkin <> writes:

> Small correction: UTF-16 and UTF-32 are practically dead, you certainly
> need to think in terms of UTF-8 nowadays.

Only for input and output. Internally, it is much easier to have a list
with one element per Unicode character.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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