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Re: use octets; and "escaping the piranha's"

Nathan Torkington
February 10, 2000 16:23
Re: use octets; and "escaping the piranha's"
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Larry Wall writes:
> And frankly, Perl is a blue-collar language, and a bit into populism,
> and so I'll tend to favor blue-collar words over white-collar, all
> other things being equal, which they never, ever are, for a language
> designer.

I'm not puckering up when I say this, but Larry just said exactly what
has been preying on my mind all day.  Perl users aren't standards
implementors, they're day-to-day hackers for whom the word "byte" is
familiar and "octet" exotic.

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