[erlang-questions] correct terminology for referring to strings

Fred Hebert <>
Tue Jul 31 17:24:34 CEST 2012

On 12-07-31 11:19 AM, Fred Hebert wrote:
> The tricky thing is that if I enter a string containing " ?e" in my 
> module and later reverse it, I will get "é" and not "e ?" as a final 
> result. What was initially [16#0301,16#0065] gets reversed into 
> [16#0065,16#0301], which is not the same as the correct visual 
> representation "?e" (represented as ([16#0065, $ , 16#0301]), with an 
> implicit space in there)
Quick note that the last " ?e" in there  (possibly in red, depending of 
your mail client) should have been "e ?", which is represented as 
[16#0065, $ , 16#0301]. Sorry for the confusion.
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