On Thu, 20 Jun 2002 15:14:13 Rick McGowan wrote:
>What is the problem you are trying to solve by encoding 16 things in a >row?
To answer this, it is better to have 16 in a row as it makes computation of a numeric value from the character value easier and more straightforward. A different proposal could be made for just 6 extra digits for hexadecimal if it is determined that space is really at a premium. But then you lose the unambiguousness of sixteen separate characters.
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