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Binary strings

On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, Pavel Curtis wrote:

>    output to that connection can contain arbitrary bytes.  On input, any byte
>    that isn't an ASCII printing character, the space character, or the TAB
>    character will be represented as the four-character substring "~NNN", where
>    NNN is the octal representation of the byte; the input character `~' is

Wouldn't hex be more sane, being smaller and exactly encoding a byte with 
nothing left over?


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