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Re: bytes vs. octets

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Alex Shinn <foof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I've given it a lot of thought and have decided to stick to *-byte in
> the names as there is simply no advantage in changing to octet.  In
> this day and age "byte" is universally accepted as being 8 bits and
> any argument that it could be misinterpreted is simply not
> realistic.

What do you mean my "universally accepted", given that you have seen
it not accepted on this very list?