Comma code

A comma code is a type of prefix-free code in which a comma, a particular symbol or sequence of symbols, occurs at the end of a code word and never occurs otherwise.[1]

For example, Fibonacci coding is a comma code in which the comma is 11. 11 and 1011 are valid Fibonacci code words, but 101, 0111, and 11011 are not.


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  1. ^ Wade, Graham (8 September 1994). Signal Coding and Processing. Cambridge University Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-521-42336-6.