Re: The SK Cryptography Algorithm.
- From: Andrew Swallow <am.swallow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:01:01 +0100
On 26/09/2010 15:26, Bruce Stephens wrote:
There are only 10 types of people in the world those who understand
binary, and those who don't.
It does seem an odd coincidence that DEL (the last character
(non-printable) in ASCII) is 01111111 in binary. And, for that matter,
that 32 is 00100000. And "a" is 01100001, vs "A" 00100001. Weird
patterns for a decimal (sorry, denary) system.
No ASCII is 8 bit binary. Those examples were intentional.
DEL is designed to destroy (unwanted) characters on 8 bit wide paper tape.