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Re: Maintaining NodeID sanity

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-11 06:26:30 CEST

Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
> * Base64 conversion is faster than itoa (no division); more natural
> for marshaling integers

Greg's not talking about the conversion, he's talking about
comparisons after you've already done the conversion.

> * Base64 representation is not user-friendly, because it's
> case-sensitive and uses non-alphanumeric characters (among them
> the famous ".", which is liable to screw up key parsing)
>
> Might I suggest Base16? Perhaps with a little gold leaf around the
> hinges, and a nickel-plated padlock? :-)

Sorry, I've been saying base64 when that's not what I mean.

I mean base36 or base62. That is, all numbers, and all letters,
possibly in both cases. No other chars allowed.

-K

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