This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
I agree with C. Lamont - with the other version you build many more objects than necessary. The only time the byte would be preferable would be if the data was quite sparse and irregular in data size. Bill