RE: [stella] AtariVox EEPROM file format

Subject: RE: [stella] AtariVox EEPROM file format
From: "Lee Fastenau" <stella@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 06:30:03 -0600
> You guys could use the fractional bit encoding technique for storing
> filenames. (technique explained a long time ago on [stella])
> That would require log2(numberofuniquecharacters) bits for each character.
> So you'd need about 5.1 bits, say, for numerics and alpha.
> If you have DOS filename format, that would be 11 x 5.1 = 55 bits, so 7
> bytes to store a full 8.3 filename..  And it's really not that difficult
> to
> decode, either.
> Cheers
> A

That is too cool. :)


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