A few emendations:
> - "Byte": (1) the unit of measure for memory, as returned by operator
> 'sizeof'. Nothing more is implied, although 8 bits is a common size.
Must have at least 8 bits.
> - "Type 'char'": an integer whose site is one "byte" (in C terms). Among
> other things, it is guaranteed that its size is <= to the size of type
> 'wchar_t' ('sizeof(char) <= sizeof(wchar_t)' is always true; 'sizeof(char) <
> sizeof(wchar_t)' is *not* always true).
sizeof(char) is guaranteed to be 1. Chars may be signed or unsigned, so
the portable range is 0 to 127. Unsigned chars have a portable range
of 0 to 255, fortunately.
> - "Multibyte string": an array of type 'char' (e.g. 'char mbstr  =
> "Ciao!"'). Nothing else is implied;
Terminated by a '\0'.
> - "Wide string": an array of type 'wchar_t' (e.g. 'wchar_t wstr  =
> L"Ciao!"'). Nothing else is implied.
Terminated by a L'\0'.
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