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Re: Base-64 proposal

rivest@theory.lcs.mit.edu (Ron Rivest) writes:

>  One could introduce other mechanisms for accomplishing this as well, but
>  this is sufficient.  One natural alternative would be to let "\{" in the
>  augmented channel produce "{" in the output, and "\\" in the input 
>  produce "\" in the output.  But this requires two active characters
>  left brace and backslash, which seems overkill.  I suggest that we
>  not introduce redundant mechanisms.

"{{8bittext}" would only require one active character, and look a lot
better than "{eg}8bittext}".

	Michael Robinson