[r6rs-discuss] use of "bytes"
bitwize at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 13:50:12 EST 2006
On 11/20/06, Michael Sperber <sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> Note that "bytes objects" are agnostic as to what kind of values they
> contain. "Octet" seemed foreign enough to enough people to make the
> editors choose "byte." Moreover, the looseness in the notion of
> "bytes" is actually more appropriate for the agnostic nature of bytes objects.
All the more reason why "binary" is a much better name for those
things. Of course once ternary-logic computers become commonplace
we'll have to address that naming issue too... :)
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