[wellylug] [OT] Internet & Citylink
pete at marchingcubes.com
Mon Feb 28 23:33:23 NZDT 2005
Also, while 8 bits is the conventional size of a byte (char) in modern
computer systems, it is by no means the only size used for the byte.
I believe older(like, 1970s old) IBM systems used a 12 bit byte, so you
can't even be sure you are talking about specific quantities of bits
when specifying kilobytes/sec etc.
Luckily this is rather uncommon and an 8-bit byte can be assumed for
most purposes, though it is unclear if unicode etc. (16 bits for a char)
will change this as time goes by.
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