Octets calculation?

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) g2h5dqi002 at sneakemail.com
Thu Jun 12 08:34:08 CEST 2003


William Yeo wrote:
> Ah yes, and remember Honeywell in the glorious 70's whose systems used 
> 36 bits arranged as 6 6-bit bytes or 4 9-bit bytes depending on whether 
> you're in batch or timesharing mode.

But were these actually called "bytes"? That's the
crucial thing here. I can remember such units being
referred to as "characters" or some such, but not
"bytes".

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg





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