[erlang-questions] what is $char ?

Leo Liu sdl.web@REDACTED
Fri Dec 12 10:43:20 CET 2014

The OTP erlang/doc/reference_manual/data_types.html#idm140043841877600
says: $char ASCII value of the character char.

In cases of unicode what is $char? So far I have taken it to be the
code-point. Could someone elaborate i.e. how does erlang go from $char
-> integer?


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