Re: baud vs. baud rate

Subject: Re: baud vs. baud rate
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:39:30 -0700

Arguably, but "select the appropriate baud rate" is correct only if
you are in fact selecting a baud rate. If you're setting bits per
second, "baud" is the wrong word, with or without "rate."

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Bill Swallow<techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Looks like "baud rate" is acceptable.
>
> http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3A+baud
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baud
>
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Joel<eleysium -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>  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"?
>
> --
> Bill Swallow
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References:
baud vs. baud rate: From: Joel
Re: baud vs. baud rate: From: Bill Swallow

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