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At 15 Sep 2004 11:53:58 -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote: > > 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? I have only seen evidence that in those machines for which the smallest addressable memory unit is not 8 bits they still use "byte" to refer to 8 bits. This is the modern definition of byte. -- Alex