[erlang-questions] what is $char ?

Anthony Ramine <>
Fri Dec 12 12:28:30 CET 2014


The documentation should probably be updated to mention Unicode code points instead of "ASCII values".

Le 12 déc. 2014 à 10:43, Leo Liu <> a écrit :

> 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?
> 
> Thanks,
> Leo
> 
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