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Re: Diffs for next draft

2001-08-23 21:44:02

On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 11:42:53AM -0700, Jon Callas wrote:

I am a little bit curious, can you give a rational why the feature
flags are not bit encoded?

No. A byte vector seemed like a reasonable thing. I suppose we can do a bit
vector. Does anyone else have an opinion.

I think this would be better as a bit vector.  Most everything else
that is of this type of list-of-something data (key server prefs, key
flags) uses bits.  Also, many years down the road we could have a lot
of feature flags, and bits are neater.

Incidentally, in 2440bis-02, the key server subpacket is defined as "N
octets of flags" and the key flags subpacket is defined as "Octet
string".  These should probably be the same. :)


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