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

Jarkko Hietaniemi
February 10, 2000 16:29
Re: use octets; and "escaping the piranha's"
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Nathan Torkington writes:
 > 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.

Good, I can stop hacking Perl, then :-)

 > Nat

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