Dec 092017
 
C routine that demonstrates conversion of Radix-50 to ASCII.
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C routine that demonstrates conversion of Radix-50 to ASCII.
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R50ASC.C 2740 1163 deflated
R50ASC.EXE 9108 5622 deflated
README 546 364 deflated

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I had to do some conversion of a [ughhhhhh] FORTRAN program written for
the PDP-11/73 [Micro-RSX] and VAX [VMS]. Ran across the RADIX-50
encoding technique (what a pain).

Basically, Radix-50 is a special character data representation in which
up to three characters are encoded and packed into sixteen bits. The
Radix-50 character set is a [lame] subset of ASCII.

So I hacked out this TurboC routine. It seems to work fine, but I have
made no attempt to optimize it or completely test it out.

File this one under Oddball!

Ray


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