Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Wed Aug 11 12:03:22 2004

> Unix goes pop in what, 2038 though? :-)

Only if you insist on still using signed 32-bit values for time.

I fully expect that by 2038 int, never mind long, will be at least 64
bits wide, which will push the "go pop" date well past the expected
lifetime of our solar system.

> [...] - I was actually quite surprised there was no standard util to
> take a stream of hex characters, stripping out any junk, and writing
> out the resulting binary (sort of a reverse hexdump).

cvtbase x d | code-to-char

Of course, cvtbase and code-to-char are both my own work, but anyone
who wants either is welcome to a copy. (ftp.rodents.montreal.qc.ca, in
/mouse/hacks/cvtbase.c and /mouse/local/src/charcode/.)

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