[OT] Why is it called string?

Jarek Zgoda jzgoda at gazeta.usun.pl
Sat Aug 23 00:31:13 CEST 2003

Paul Watson <pwatson at knightsbridge.com> pisze:

> My CS professor would insist that a byte is a collection of bits, and not
> necessarily eight.  There are machines which do not have 8-bit addressable
> bytes.

I remember that "byte" in French is expressed as "octet", even if it has
only 7 bits...

Jarek Zgoda
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