Re: Cohen's paper on byte order

From: Mok-Kong Shen (
Date: 04/21/03

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    From: Mok-Kong Shen <>
    Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 14:43:46 +0200

    Mok-Kong Shen wrote:
    > (3) According to common convention, groups of bits
    > can be designated in the hexadecimal notation, so e.g.
    > '010' can be written as the hex '2'. Thus the user
    > can choose to express his key in the hexadecimal
    > notation, obtaining a sequence of hex digits, again
    > written left to right, with the first hex digit
    > corresponding to the first three bits of the original
    > bit sequence, etc. Is that o.k.? Note that the
    > hex digits are to be obtained from the bit sequence
    > in strict sequential order from left to right. In
    > particular, there is no swapping of hex digits, nor
    > swapping of any larger units (e.g. groups of two hex
    > digits).

    Sorry for a (surely evident) error/typo. A hex digit
    represents four bits and not three. The correction
    to the above needed is certainly clear.

    M. K. Shen

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