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

Larry Wall
February 9, 2000 13:00
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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Ilya Zakharevich writes:
: Larry Wall writes:
: > I prefer bytes over octets because it's one <mumble> shorter.
:   use 8bit;
: Make this parse.

Offhand, I can't think of any reason not to, other than that people
will start clamoring for

    package 8bit;


to parse too.  From there they'll want


to parse, and then


may break.

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