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Old 07-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #934
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@anacreon: And now that I know "Mo" means Mega Octet, that makes sense. A "byte" is almost always an octet now, but "in the old days", it was dependent on the architecture of the computer.
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Some aspects of the instruction set are unique, most notably the "byte" instructions, which operated on bit fields of any size from 1 to 36 bits inclusive according to the general definition of a byte as a contiguous sequence of a fixed number of bits.
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