[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Thu Sep 1 21:40:59 UTC 2016

Deborah Goldsmith said:
> RFCs are still plain text. .tar format hasn???t changed in decades. Bytes are still 8 bits.

Actually, no they aren't. I've spent the last several years programming on
a processor where a byte is 16 bits - that is, the C type "unsigned char"
can hold values from 0 to 65535 inclusive.

Incidentally, that's something like the third commonest processor in the
world. I suspect most of you have owned one at one time or another.

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