Re: Hexadecimal characters.

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 19:49:38 EDT

From: "Tom Finch" <>

> 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.

Or, since the proposal has already been rejected you can just write the
conversion code using the existing numbers/letters and call it a day? :-)


Michael Kaplan
Trigeminal Software, Inc. --

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