gnupg: request for small change in output
John A. Martin
jam at jamux.com
Sat Oct 4 16:49:01 CEST 2003
>>>>> "Jeff" == Jeff McAdams
>>>>> "Re: gnupg: request for small change in output"
>>>>> Sat, 4 Oct 2003 07:13:05 -0400
Jeff> Within the realm of gpg, yes, they are the same, but in the
Jeff> overall world, "0x12345678" is much less ambiguous than
Think of the ID as an arbitrary string that must match another
arbitrary string. The fact that the string happens to be a string of
hexadecimal characters is immaterial to the match. Do you do
arithmetic on the ID? In a context whee the number base is unknown?
One might argue that ornamenting the ID with '0x' might be deceptive
suggesting that is useful as an arithmetical quantity.
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