brad at danga.com
Tue Jun 7 16:08:47 PDT 2005
On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Paul Crowley wrote:
> Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Which means it should be defined, right? The different times this comes
> > up aren't purely implementor-only decisions... they affect the other
> > party.
> It's said "All integers are represented in big-endian signed two's
> complement, Base64 encoded" for a while now...
I'm blind. :-)
> > I'll go with 2's complement MSB, then, if you add it to the spec. Unless
> > that's silly and we can ignore negative numbers.
> It's kind-of silly, but it's a common format. At least I know of two
> places where it's used - SPKI and Java. Perl doesn't seem to have a way
> of converting between bytes and bigints.
Easy enough using pack and Math::BigIng->as_bin.
Thanks! Back to work....
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