Octets calculation?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Jun 12 01:35:34 CEST 2003


Skip Montanaro wrote:

> It's not uncommon for a machine word to be 16 or 32 bits, but it's
> rare
> these days for a byte to be anything other than 8 bits.

No, I'm referring to embedded systems where the smallest addressable
unit really is 16 or 32 bits.  In those systems, a byte is larger than
an octet.

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