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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 09:38:00

On Jun 24, 2013, at 2:15 PM, Bjorn Reese <breese_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 06/24/2013 01:34 PM, Dominik Charousset wrote:
>> 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.
> Base-64 is also just a simple 6-bit encoding using a lookup table ;-)
> Looking at the code you referenced, it appears that your encoding
> algorithm is the same as the base-64 algorithm, but your lookup table
> is slightly different (yours includes space and underscore instead of
> plus and slash, and the rest are offset by one.)
> Thanks for the answer.

Ok, let's agree that it's a Base64-ish algorithm. ;)
However, the atom mapping does not use padding. Instead, it uses the remaining 4 bits of the 64bit integer to indicate the start of the string (leading zeros are ignored until '1111' is reached) [1].


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