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

Jarkko Hietaniemi
February 10, 2000 08:41
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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Tom Christiansen writes:
 > >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;
 > vs
 >     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. :-)

We all know you are a walking dictionary of several languages, no need
to pound your chest at us...  oh well, whatever you choose to call it,
make it plural.

 > --tom

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