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Re^6: Best technique to code/decode binary data for inter-machine communication?

by flexvault (Vicar)
on Aug 16, 2012 at 17:38 UTC ( #987842=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Best technique to code/decode binary data for inter-machine communication?
in thread Best technique to code/decode binary data for inter-machine communication?

BrowserUk,

WOW, I like that shorthand format, N/(N/a*)* and N/(n/a*)* , look very flexible for future encoding/decoding uses.

    Until you apply some form of encode/decoding operation to a file or data stream, anything you read is just a bunch of bytes.
This was my take also!
    Unicode is a f*** up!
Agreed! I haven't looked at this much, but the spec says '22 bits', but Perl code seems to use '24 bits' for each character with the high-order bits being '00'. Whether other implementations do the same I don't know, but seems like too much room for mis-interpretation.

Thank you

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Re^7: Best technique to code/decode binary data for inter-machine communication?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 16, 2012 at 18:20 UTC
    I like that shorthand format, N/(N/a*)* and N/(n/a*)* , look very flexible for future encoding/decoding uses.

    See also Mystery! Logical explanation or just Satan's work?.

    the spec says '22 bits', but Perl code seems to use '24 bits' for each character with the high-order bits being '00'.

    utf-8 is a variable width encoding. Each character can require from 1 to 4(*) bytes.

    (*Or 6 bytes depending upon the wind direction and the phases of the moon(**).)

    <smaller>(**which moon is left unspecified :)</smaller>


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