5.3 manual typo

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5.3 manual typo

D Burgess-3
> Unicode character can be inserted in a literal string with the escape sequence \u{XXX} (note the mandatory enclosing brackets)

replace /brackets/ with /braces/

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szbnwer@gmail.com
hi there! :)

im not a native english speaker, but if im right, then they mean the
same, and i think the word brackets is more common, and the meaning of
it is also more appropriate... (and both are valid in uk and us
english as well)

all the bests to u! :)

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Re: 5.3 manual typo

Jonathan Goble
On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 6:50 PM [hidden email] <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> hi there! :)
>
> im not a native english speaker, but if im right, then they mean the
> same, and i think the word brackets is more common, and the meaning of
> it is also more appropriate... (and both are valid in uk and us
> english as well)

While both may be valid in US and UK English, that is not true in
computer science technical English, which is the language of the
reference manual. In computer science, "brackets" is understood to
mean [ and ], while "braces" is understood to mean { and }. In a
technical document such as this, that is an important distinction,
since rarely are both valid syntax for the same purpose, and using the
appropriate technical term is necessary to precisely specify which
needs to be used.

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szbnwer@gmail.com
hi Jonathan! :)

thx, the internet says that ur right, and its good to know! :)
actually i prefer to say square/curly brackets explicitly, so any
kinda mess can be easily avoided this way :D

all the bests to u! :)