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Author Topic: Nybble vs nibble  (Read 318 times)

sevenlayermuddle

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Nybble vs nibble
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:02:49 AM »

I’m mildly curious, which spelling do you prefer, in the word’s computer context?

I’ve been using ‘nybble’ a lot in code comments this past few days.  But from associated googling on these coding topics I have become aware that ‘nibble’ might be much more common.

Personally, I strongly favour the ‘y’, on the grounds that  the word is a derivative of ‘byte’ not ‘bite’. 

And yes I know, it is not an important question, most people just won’t care. That’s why I’m posting in Chit Chat. :D
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Re: Nybble vs nibble
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 11:13:29 AM »

I must admit I've only ever seen and used 'nibble', but your logic for using a 'y' makes perfect sense.
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Re: Nybble vs nibble
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 12:24:08 PM »

I’ve only ever used ‘nibble’ and I agree with tubaman; your choice makes sense.
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Re: Nybble vs nibble
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 12:39:33 PM »

Glad it meets with a degree of approval. 

I can't remember where I picked up the habit, but I think I'm sticking with it.  At least for code comments, and especially as nobody else will ever see the code I write nowadays.

I could add to Weaver's 'vices' thread, maybe? :D
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Re: Nybble vs nibble
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 12:51:35 PM »

I get the vague feeling that I’ve seen it written somewhere a long long time ago, so you might have been influenced by such, as I suspect we are both slightly ;) older than some.
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