counted strings

Christopher F Clark <>
Sat, 11 Jun 2022 00:23:13 +0300

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From: Christopher F Clark <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 00:23:13 +0300
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Posted-Date: 11 Jun 2022 09:58:11 EDT

I'm sorry for bringing more heat than light to this group.

Counted strings are important for protocols. Not everything we write
a lexer for is human written. Counted strings are a good way of
transmitting binary data. This is just one way computers are
different than humans....

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