#92 format spec issues

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Josh Coalson
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2008-01-19
2008-01-17
bgb/cr88192 null
No

sorry if I have missed something here, who knows.

complaints:
the format spec has certain "omissions" which are more than a little annoying for those of us doing custom implementations.

so, a few noted issues/requests:
"UTF-8" scheme could be defined in the spec;
make more obvious what is and what is not byte aligned;
actually explain the rice coding scheme (in particular, that the unary-prefix is 0 based and 1 terminated, vs the inverse, and also the sign-folding convention);
note that the left/side, right/side, and mid/side encodings, may involve additional sample bits (this one was particularly frustrating);
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aka:
make it a spec that one can look at, and get a working implementation from, and not have to guess things, follow (broken) links, or pick apart existing implementations to figure out (or spend hours or days using trial-and-error to beat through some parts of the format, all the while, not having any real idea exactly in what part of the format things are going wrong).

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Discussion

  • Josh Coalson
    Josh Coalson
    2008-01-19

    • priority: 5 --> 4
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jcoalson