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Re: 6-bit coding (correction)

At 11:52 PM 4/16/97 EDT, Ron Rivest wrote:
>	The rule should say: if either parenthesis is in a 6-bit region,
>	then check to see that they are in the SAME 6-bit region by
>	comparing their counts.  
>Example: the input 
>	( #1:{AA} )
>should pass, even though the parens are in different regions.

I don't like this mode of operation.  I consider the length of a byte string 
(and maybe its display hint) to be part of the object and to need to be 
within the base64 object.

If we allow {} to mean base64 from within a verbatim string, we're forced to 
escape {}.

 - Carl

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