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[mkgmap-dev] Assertion error with r3350

From GerdP gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Fri Nov 21 09:47:36 GMT 2014

Hi Steve,

no problem,
just wanted to make sure that I understand the code. The comments
for SimpleStreetPhoneNumber are a bit confusing.
I don't understand the (or A) in  "If the string is not all numeric (or A) "


Steve Ratcliffe wrote
> Hi Gerd
>> I wondered why the patched version produces slightly smaller img
>> files. If I got that right, the reason is that street numbers and phone
>> numbers containing a "-"  are encoded as "simple number" now ?
> Yes simple numbers are stored two to a byte in base 11 with '-' being 
> the digit after 9 so takes about half the number of bytes. If it is
> stored as a label, you have the lbl pointer, 3 bytes, plus the null 
> byte. For a ten digit number you save about 9 bytes by encoding it as
> a simple number. Not much but it might add up to enough to save a block. 
> Or do you think that there is a problem?
> This bug has been there ever since the code was added in 2009!
> ..Steve
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