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?