[Oberon] Re (2): byte vs. octet.

Paul Reed paulreed at paddedcell.com
Fri Apr 27 01:19:49 CEST 2018

Hi Peter,

> So byte can be ambiguous to the number of bits and octet is
> anatomically offensive...

No, I think it's bit which sounds (a bit) rude in French.  Byte, I think,
is safe, and certainly isn't going away.

Octets got used a lot at one time (as has been said) for example to reduce
ambiguity in telecommunications standards.

Anyway, all this can be googled.  Is there a specific concern related to
Oberon or its documentation?  I'd be interested to know where octets might
have crept in ;-)


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