From: tedd <tedd@...>

Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 17:12:23 -0400

Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 17:12:23 -0400

>>You may want to try doing this a little at a time to understand the >>concept. I'll help explain, but I need to know how much you know -- So, >>here's the first question - If we limit our long strings to a two byte >>length representation (instead of one as found in normal string) then >>what's the maximum length of our new long strings? And Sean -G3 answered: >Well an 8-digit (1 byte) binary number can have up to 256 digits... And a >16-digit (2 byte) binary number can have up to 65,535 digits. Correct-a-mondo! Actually, it's 256 digits (0-255 or 0-FF HEX) for a one byte number and 65536 digits (0-65535 or 0-FFFF HEX) for a two byte number. Next question: How does one grab a hunk of memory that's capable of holding, let' say, 400 charcters? tedd ___________________________________________________________________ <mailto:tedd@...> http://sperling.com/