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

Larry Wall
February 9, 2000 12:45
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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Dan Sugalski writes:
: When the RFCs first started coming out, bytes weren't always 8 bits, 
: though, hence octet. Not that perl runs on any TOPS-20 machines (does it?), 
: but byte has historically ranged between 6 and 9 bits depending on the 
: machine you were on.

I prefer bytes over octets because it's one <mumble> shorter.

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