compressed numerical storage format

From: [at]} <Wojtek>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 17:38:44 -0800


  under Oberon System there is a pair of procedures
Files.WriteNum/ReadNum taht writes/reads integer numbers
on variable number of output bytes, depending on the number.
Eg, LONGINT's in the range -63..64 are stored as only one byte,
even though internally they use 4 bytes.

I wonder if BlackBox Stores utilizes this storage format,
or does it always use same number of bytes = SIZE(int_type).
Is there any standard procedure available equivalent to
Files.WriteNum/ReadNum ??

Received on Fri Feb 12 1999 - 02:36:27 UTC

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