Re: How big could a bar code be if a bar code be big?

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Sat May 01 2004 - 14:01:01 CDT

On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 18:58, David Mertz wrote:
> Compression as such is really just not workable. It just can't work to
> have the barcode be of indeterminate size (and possibly longer than
> usable). However, rather than -compression- we can use more optimal
> encodings of contests, thereby obtaining theoretical best sizes. It is
> not difficult to create an optimal encoding for each contest type.

As I mentioned in my prior post, compression can be achieved at a known
length by using a fixed block size encryption mechanism:

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