Date: 03 Feb 2005 00:54:29 -0500
From: stanislav shalunov <shalunov(_at_)internet2(_dot_)edu>
This is totally irrelevant to the doc in question, but ...
| Actually, the convention used in C and Perl is to use \0, followed by
| zero, one, or two octal digits (leaving some values of octets without
that is utter garbage. \377 is a perfectly valid C (and I assume perl,
though I gave up on perl years ago) representation of the value 255.
| I personally think it's a poor convention as it uses varying number of
| digits, so it becomes difficult to represent, say, the NUL character
| followed by the digit "1".
Not difficult, just ugly ... \0001 works just fine.
| nonstandard one. I'd have chosen a different one
You're 20 years too late.
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