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Re: SRFI 56 Binary I/O



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