What the heck is: A

What the heck is: A string. And no, it’s not nearly as stupid a question as it may seem. This time out, we’re going to talk about string data, what it means, how its interpreted, and odds are how much stuff you’ve never had to think about with it. Strings are remarkably complex things. Remarkably confusing, too, if you’re mono-lingual in a language with a simple base writing system. (Like, say, me) A “string”, for our purposes, is a series of bits that represents some piece of text in a human language. What you’re reading now is text, as is the stuff in your phone book,… [Squawks of the Parrot]

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