Special char

Discussion in 'C' started by cesvokamra, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. cesvokamra

    cesvokamra Guest

    Hi guys, I've to develop a software to compress and extract files using the RLE algorithm.

    And I've decided to implement it so that if I've a set of chars like
    "ABRTTTTOPSSSSSNU" it will be converted as "ABR4*TP5*SNU".

    Now, the problem is that for example the char '*' could be present also in the file, making a false-positive.
    Does exist any "special" char which could I use to be sure that it's not present in any file? Or do you know any other "smart" implementation to do something like this?

    Thanks
     

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