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bug #11593: I always taught a word was 2 bytes not 4 bytes

Submitter:  gavin <blackgold>
Submitted:  Thu 13 Jan 2005 06:13:14 PM UTC
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Mon 10 Nov 2008 03:42:00 AM UTC, comment #3: 

on page 12 of the actual book, there is a footer that clarifies this confusion.  its not in the pdf though.

dusty <decline0>
Sun 30 Sep 2007 11:54:43 PM UTC, comment #2: 

a word is 2 bytes
4 bytes is a dword

bit 1bit
nibble 4bit
byte 8bit
word 16bit
dword 32bit
qword 64bit

Anonymous
Fri 11 Feb 2005 12:32:29 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Well, looks like you've been sleeping under a rock for the past decade or so then!  It would be two bytes if we were using 16-bit processors.  A word just happens to be whatever size chunk processors like to eat.

Anonymous
Thu 13 Jan 2005 06:13:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

I always taught a word was 2 bytes not 4 bytes

gavin <blackgold>

 

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