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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: [codec] [convert] Re: StatefulDecoders
Date Fri, 26 Mar 2004 06:00:38 GMT
Ryan Hoegg wrote:
> Alex Karasulu wrote:
>> Brett Henderson wrote:
>>> You're right, encoders and decoders are special types of filters.  But
why
>>> create a distinction between the two when there is no reason to.
>>
>> What do others think about this?  It sounds sensible but I can't seem
>> to shake the sense of comfort in making the distinction between the two.
>
> To my mind encoding and decoding are not distinct operations: they both
> simply transform information from one format to another.

I agree with Brett and Ryan.  These are transforms, not "encode"/"decode"
per se.

	--- Noel


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