The C standard requires that the integral data type unsigned char must hold at least different values, and is represented by at least eight bits clause 5. The Byte.

McCluskey, Edward J. Retrieved The term byte was coined by Werner Buchholz in June , [3] [12] [13] [a] during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch [14] [15] [1] [12] [13] [16] [17] computer, which had addressing to the bit and variable field length VFL instructions with a byte size encoded in the instruction.

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