So I recently posted 2 answers on C64 BASIC.

I first counted it in characters, but after reading more about how the Commodore 64 works, I decided to start counting it in bytes.

But there were already 2 answers before that counted the bytes as characters, not bytes.

Should I use characters, or bytes?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Years ago, everyone counted characters. Don't let that discourage you. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adám
    Apr 21, 2020 at 15:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ C64 BASIC probably uses an SBCS. \$\endgroup\$
    – user92069
    Apr 22, 2020 at 6:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ Considering that C64 uses some characters not in <s>Unicode</s> any character set other than its own, I would go with the number of symbols on the screen. \$\endgroup\$
    – S.S. Anne
    Apr 22, 2020 at 14:27


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