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

Raphael Manfredi
February 10, 2000 02:25
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."

That's possible.

However, it happens to be the word we use in French for "byte". ;-)


PS: Tom, in French, we don't pronounce the final "t", and the "s" for
plural is silent here anyway. But even in French, "octet" is longer than
(the way we pronounce with our French mouth) "byte". However, "octets"
is shorter than "bytes", in French speak, and easier on the mouth too.
And it's {OCO} versus {COC}, [Ok'tE] versus [bha?s]. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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