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Re: Naming poll

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I'm strongly in favor of u8 for consistency with SRFI 4 and for future
extensions of the SRFI (for I/O of 16 bit values, etc).


On 22-May-05, at 6:03 AM, Michael Sperber wrote:

Many thanks for the suggestions on the naming of "byte".  I'd like to
conduct a little poll to help decide the issue.  Three proposals are
on the table:

"byte": i.e., leave things as they are.

"octet": replace "byte" by "octet"
  This makes it unambiguously clear that we're dealing with values in
  the range [0, 255].

"u8": Replace "byte-vector" by "u8vector" and lone uccurrences of
  "byte" to "u8" and "bytes" to "u8-some."

Please vote on the list by following up on this message; a simple body
consisting of "byte," "octet," or "u8" will suffice.

Cheers =8-} Mike
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