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Re: base85 would it be accepted

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: base85 would it be accepted
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:39:09 -0700
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On 13/10/17 03:28, Eric Curtin wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I find base32 and base64 very useful in coreutils. If I wrote a base85
> implementation in the same style would it be accepted? Just wondering,
> don't want to waste my time submitting just in case.

Well as the bit width increases there is more opportunity
for application specific variations on the encoding.
I quick check confirms this, so I'm thinking that base85
is more useful as an application specific encoding used
by pdf or git etc. rather than a standalone useful encoding/util.


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