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

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Rich Morin
February 10, 2000 07:46
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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Although I have never liked the word "octet", it has one shining benefit.
It isn't likely to be overtaken by events (as in "byte" getting larger)
or redefined by some committee (as in "ASCII").  So, if you want a word
that implies "8-bit data" (and will continue to do so :-), octet may be
a good pick.

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