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Re: Maintaining NodeID sanity

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-11 22:23:50 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> Greg has made two arguments against base36: translation-speed and
> obfuscation. He even says that above.

Yes, I saw them. I was referring to something outside his actual
arguments, ahem :-).

> Obfuscation is the only real issue here, it seems. The silly thing is
> that Karl and Greg are each accusing one another of it!

Oh, I don't think there's any accusation going on here. We're
disagreeing about what is "obfuscation". Since obfuscation is about
what is clear to a human, the answer will depend partly on which human
is considering the question. Another way of saying it is that it's a
matter of taste.

The question of whether integer space is big enough is also, in a
sense, a matter of taste, at least until many years from now.

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