[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball
guy at alum.mit.edu
Thu Sep 1 22:56:18 UTC 2016
On Sep 1, 2016, at 2:40 PM, Clive D.W. Feather <clive at davros.org> wrote:
> 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.
...as part of some larger machine you own, doing digital signal processing inside that machine.
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