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Re^4: 3-byte representation (Simplified!)

by johngg (Abbot)
on Oct 13, 2011 at 14:33 UTC ( #931255=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: 3-byte representation (Simplified!)
in thread 3-byte representation

Mind, I don't know if there is any hardware that accepts 24-bit BE values.

I don't know if there are still any out in the wild and I don't recall their endian-ness but ICL 1900 series machines used a 6-bit character representation and had 24-bit words.

Update: Corrected typo, supplied missing word :-(



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Re^5: 3-byte representation (Simplified!)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 13, 2011 at 15:45 UTC

    I'm pretty sure that the only 6-bit byte machines still running -- if any at all -- will be in museums.

    These days, the most likely candidates are DACS, sound-cards, maybe video, and GPS type hardware.

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