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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there any interest in a library for actor programming?
From: Dominik Charousset (dominik.charousset_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-06-24 07:34:53

On Jun 23, 2013, at 11:26 AM, Bjorn Reese <breese_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> The documentation on atoms states that
> "Atoms are mapped to integer values at compile time in libcppa. This
> mapping is guaranteed to be collision-free and invertible, but limits
> atom literals to ten characters and prohibits special characters."
> Just wondering, is this some kind of base-64 encoding?

Actually, it is just a simple 6-bit encoding using a lookup table [1]. In this way, the mapping is guaranteed to be collision free and invertible.


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