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

Tom Christiansen
February 10, 2000 08:28
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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>FWIW I'm in favor of 'octets' (sic).  I'm an engineer; the term is more
>precise; I cannot help myself :-)

That's the same urge that asks for 

    utilize octets;
    use bytes;

Perl has always revelled in its pedestrian roots.  If we want to
start adding the kind of pretentious fufi-talk that "octets" sounds
like to the regular speaker, it will lose some of its charm.  I
have a wealth of other suggestions along those lines waiting for
when you make that decision. :-)

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