I’m interested in this data type: the question is, what seems to be found in the source code (strangers), but my compiler swears at
byte a; BYTE a;
Answer 1, authority 100%
You have been written quite correctly that there is no such type in C++. And nevertheless, you could have come across it in someone else’s code. For example, from MSDN :
A byte (8 bits).
This type is declared in WinDef.h as follows:
typedef unsigned char BYTE;
Answer 2, authority 50%
C++ 17 introduces
std :: byte https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/types/byte .