[Oberon] "byte" vs. "octet", again.
paulreed at paddedcell.com
Thu May 3 17:13:45 CEST 2018
> So which is the better term in this case... Octet is OK? Byte would be
I would vote for byte, for consistency with Project Oberon. For example,
"...the disk is presented in terms of sequences of characters (or bytes)
and the intro to ch. 5:
"...We can... identify the binary structure of text files with sequences
Octets are not mentioned anywhere.
Oberon was designed and documented at the beginning of the 32-bit era, at
least for microsystems, where word-size and byte-size (thankfully)
stabilised for a while, so I don't think there's any ambiguity for byte in
the Oberon context.
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