A string in literal terms is a series of characters.
What is the meaning of "in literal terms"? What can be used instead of that phrase. Please answer with some examples.
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It means literally:
A string, literally, is a series of characters.
Compare this with the expression in simple terms which in literal terms is just a variant of:
A string, in simple terms, is just a series of characters.
A string is simply a series of characters.
Although it's positioned slightly differently in the sentence for the purposes of making it sound more smoothly, the principle is exactly the same.
The word literal in computing is used literally, but in general conversation literal is used figuratively, even though its general meaning is "not figurative". :)
literal in this narrow technical sense means "consisting of letters".
The author might be playing on this.
"A literal string" aka "a string literal" in computing refers to a series of letters (i.e. characters).
abcde is a "string" that consists of the literals
So we might paraphrase literal there as raw.
In raw terms, a string is a series of characters.
And thus simplest would be a decent paraphrase too.
In simplest terms, a string is a series of characters.