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At 16 Jun 2004 23:14:41 -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote: > > bear <bear@xxxxxxxxx> writes: > > > read-byte > > write-byte > > peek-byte > > byte-ready? > > This is fine, but don't call them bytes. Call them "octets" if that's > what you mean; since "byte" has a different meaning (however remote > these days) it would be well advised to use a word that means > specifically what you want, rather than one that only mostly does. The rationale for using byte was largely backwards compatibility. Common-Lisp, Gauche, and PLT (as of version 300) all use the above names. PocketScheme, however, uses read-octet. -- Alex