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Re: Base for first-byte-pos, last-byte-pos, suffix-length

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:13:45 -0800 (PST)
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It makes no sense to me that every place an integer appears in a protocol
element that we need to point out that it is a base 10 number. The
document is bulky enough as is. As I recall, we have an introduction to
the grammer ... folks reading the document should be expected to check
there for details ... if we need to say anything, that seems like the
place.

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:

> David Morris wrote:
> >
> > How about a note at the beginning that all numbers not other wise
> > decloared are in base 10 decimal.
> > ...
>
> Is there a counterexample for that?
>
> That being said, if a reader misses what 1DIGIT means, how likely is it
> that (s)he'll remember a statement we made once in the introduction?
>
> BR, Julian
>
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