in reply to Re^9: How to reverse a (Unicode) string
in thread How to reverse a (Unicode) string

Sure you do

Why do you keep insisting there's a need to apply an identity function? Or are you saying decoding ASCII isn't an identity function? It's hard to tell since you're nay-saying without any explanation.

You are saying that a sentence of the form "X is an encoding of Y" is broken in English [if] Y isn't an encoding?

I seem to have misread what you said. (Perhaps I missed the "of"?) Striken.