Integer representation

Paul Crowley paul at
Thu Jun 30 00:12:36 PDT 2005

meepbear * wrote:
> The spec needs altering in that case since currently it says "shortest" 
> while it should be "shortest word-multiple".

I'm not sure I know what you're saying here - it has to be an integer 
number of bytes, not of any other quantity. 3 is represented as 0x03 and 
65535 as 0x00 0xFF 0xFF.  The extra 0 byte is because the high bit of 
the first byte must not be set if the number is to be interpreted as 
\/ o\ Paul Crowley, paul at

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