Re: baud vs. baud rate

Subject: Re: baud vs. baud rate
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
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Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009 10:32:18 -0500

If you're dealing with a user interface you should always use the same term as the UI (IMHO).
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Mike McCallister wrote:
> Joel,
> I'd use "select the appropriate modem speed" unless the UI has a
> specific reference to baud (or BPS). In the latter case, I'd just add
> (in baud).
> Mike McCallister
> Document Architect
> PKWARE, Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> A style guide that I have says that 'baud rate' is redundant because
> baud is a rate (similar to ATM machine). And yet, saying something like,
> "select the appropriate baud" just seems odd to read. Any opinions on
> keeping or dropping "rate"?
> Joel

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