Re: Normalisation stability, was: Compression through normalization

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 14:15:51 EST

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    Peter Kirk scripsit:

    > If receivers are expected to check for normalisation, they are
    > presumably expected also to normalise

    Not so. An alternative behavior, which is preferred in certain circumstances,
    is to reject the input, or at least to advise higher layers that the input
    may be invalid.

    John Cowan
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There are
    no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that
    they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --The Hobbit

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