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Re: Draft of Binary module

From: Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:35:19 +0000
Message-ID: <CAJKLP9ajLw3uzUyA-BBUvOHkZOhobYiXpi6MPMrq2VMsjktyyQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: EXPath <public-expath@w3.org>
Okay thanks Jirka, David and Florent - I will try and separate in my
mind the idea of an octet and an octal number from now on :-)

On 14 March 2013 14:10, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> wrote:
> On 14/03/2013 13:48, Adam Retter wrote:
>>
>> Are you saying that octet does not mean octal number? If so, what
>> does octet mean? does it in fact mean byte? if so can we just call it
>> a byte please.
>
>
> octet means a number in the 8bit range (not that it is represented in
> base 8) whereas byte means a system dependent unit of memory (almost
> always now but not originally) 8 bits.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_%28computing%29
>
> David



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