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You might want to also be aware of the difference between something that is in CODE and in CIPHER...

It's a very similar destinction. Code usually refers to a one-to-one relationship between the plaintext and the encoded text: for example, in Morse, a dot is ALWAYS an e, in hex, deadbeef is always 3735928559, in a URL %21 always means a bang (!) and in Caesar type encoding, for the keyword NIGHT an A will always mean F.

In cipher, there is no such correspondance.


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