[nwcrg] about the symbols field in draft-heide-nwcrg-rlnc-02

Salvatore Signorello <ssignorello@ciencias.ulisboa.pt> Thu, 11 July 2019 09:34 UTC

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Subject: [nwcrg] about the symbols field in draft-heide-nwcrg-rlnc-02
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Dear all,

I was wondering where the decision to have a 4 bits long Symbols header 
field (and by consequence, a maximum number of 15 symbols per symbol 
representation) comes from?

Is that "upper bound" the outcome of any previous research work (if so, 
please point me to that) or purely arbitrary?

Thank you very much for any clarification,


P.S. really look forward to reading the new version of the Symbol 
Representation draft.