Sam Pollard (2) [Avatar] Offline
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In the note at the beginning of Section II - Types, we state that ‘The text “Go” and the number 28487 are both represented with the same zeros and ones on an X86 computer (0110111101000111) ... "

but that first byte = 01101111 = 111 which corresponds to “o” in UTF-8
and the second byte = 01000111 = 71 = “G”
so we seem to be spelling “oG” ?

To spell “Go”, wouldn’t we need to switch the order of the 2 bytes, to form
0100011101101111 = 18287 ??

Apologies if this has been discussed already or if this is just a typo that will be sorted later.