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Re: Why are byte ports "ports" as such?

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Ben Goetter scripsit:

> If you separate byte ports from character ports, and separate input 
> ports from output ports (at least at the API level), you get an easily 
> type-checked interface.  e.g.


(and likewise all the other points)

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    "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context.  A telegram
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    5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document
    as any, even sans digital signature." --me