ZOJ Problem Set - 3713
Very often, especially in programming contests, we treat a sequence of non-whitespace characters as a string. But sometimes, a string may contain whitespace characters or even be empty. We can have such strings quoted and escaped to handle these cases. However, a different approach is putting the length of the string before it. As most strings are short in practice, it would be a waste of space to encode the length as a 64-bit unsigned integer or add a extra separator between the length and the string. That's why a 7-bit encoded integer is introduced here.
To store the string length by 7-bit encoding, we should regard the length as a binary integer. It should be written out by seven bits at a time, starting with the seven least-significant (i.e. 7 rightmost) bits. The highest (i.e. leftmost) bit of a byte indicates whether there are more bytes to be written after this one. If the integer fits in seven bits, it takes only one byte of space. If the integer does not fit in seven bits, the highest bit is set to 1 on the first byte and written out. The integer is then shifted by seven bits and the next byte is written. This process is repeated until the entire integer has been written.
With the help of 7-bit encoded integer, we can store each string as a length-prefixed string by concatenating its 7-bit encoded length and its raw content (i.e. the original string).
There are multiple test cases. The first line of input is an integer T indicating the number of test cases.
Each test case is simply a string in a single line with at most 3000000 characters.
For each test case, output the corresponding length-prefixed string in uppercase hexadecimal. See sample for more details.
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Author: WU, Zejun
Contest: The 10th Zhejiang Provincial Collegiate Programming Contest