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Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?

Joshua N Pritikin
February 9, 2000 12:34
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 01:24:59PM -0700, wrote:
> >I prefer octets, as that is what all the RFC's seem to call them. 
> Si on a envie de parler non-anglais, alors bien, mais pour
> les autres, you have to admit that bytes is more what people
> are used to pensing about.

My sense is that, "octet" is a snobbish jargonesque word for "byte."
With respect to "ascii," does everyone know that ascii characters are
always bytes?  Certainly "bytes" are always bytes, so "bytes" would seem
hard to misinterpret.


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