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Alex Shinn <foof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > At 15 Sep 2004 18:01:18 -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote: > > > > So go ahead and name the functions whatever you want, after taking all > > factors into account. But don't then back up your decision with the > > dishonest claim that your usage is "universally accepted". > > You're right, I meant "universally understood." If you mean that people will not be significantly confused by the SRFI (especially given the explicit statement "this means eight bits") I agree with you there, which is why, while I wish you had chosen "octet", I do think you considered both sides of the question with reasonable care, and you haven't made an insane choice. So I don't object to the SRFI itself, nor the procedure with which you went about making a decision. Thomas