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WHY DO PEOPLE USE STRINGS ON THEIR BINARY CLASSIFICATION DATA LIKE IS IT HARD TO USE 0 AND 1?!?!

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  • 8
    Quality first rant, welcome
  • 5
    Steams SourceEngine does this. UDP package that returns a binary 1 for one field and an ascii 1 for another. Both fields are True/False Flags....
  • 2
    Conspicuous consumption of bits!!!
  • 0
    Ok, ok! No need to be rude!
    "10001101"
  • 1
    Then you’ll need to specify what does 0 and 1 means exactly. But if we talk about simple true/false fields that can be understood by name, sure
  • 1
    @deliwa good point actually. Classic example for not using bits is to encode male/female
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