[Oberon] byte vs. octet.
bob at web-options.com
Thu Apr 26 20:08:28 CEST 2018
It may be a national thing. Octet is French for byte. Pronouncing byte the French way gives you, in French, a rude word for a certain part of a gentleman’s trouser-related anatomy. Perhaps the Swiss and other French-speaking nations are a little embarrassed about it.
> On 26 Apr 2018, at 19:02, "peter at easthope.ca" <peter at easthope.ca> wrote:
> Various computing related documents, including some Oberon documents
> use "octet" rather than "byte". Appears the terms are synonymous.
> Use of octet in computing is newer than byte? Is either term better
> or preferable?
> Thanks, ... Lyall E.
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