From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-06 11:19:14
From: "Jeff Flinn" <TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden]>
> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > Dave Gomboc <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> q.v. http://www.jargon.net/jargonfile/n/nybble.html
> >> http://www.geocities.com/oosterwal/puzzle/nybbleq.html
> >> but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nybble
> >> forwards to nibble, so I imagine that nibble must be common in some
> >> circles.
> > FWIW, I've never seen the spelling with the 'y' before, AFAIK.
> That's a new one on me as well. The hardware guys I deal with always use the
> term nibble. In fact our commercial product allows entering data in nibbles
> via it's GUI.
I, too, had not seen the spelling with "y" before so far as I can
recall. I can remember thinking it was oddly inconsistent to use
a "y" in one case and an "i" in the other.
-- Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden] Software Engineer http://www.sig.com Susquehanna International Group, LLP using std::disclaimer;
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