I'd like to make a mapping of strings to chars. I'm going to use a hard coded map in a program to compress data. Something like this:
a = "str1"
b = "str2"
Now the idea is to avoid making it by hand, so to speak. I got the strings, but I'm going to need 256 chars to map all. Is there a way of iterating chars so that there's no doubles? Oh, by the way are there even 256 chars..?