### Abstract

This entry contains a set of binary encodings for primitive data
types, such as natural numbers, integers, floating-point numbers as
well as combinators to construct encodings for products, lists, sets
or functions of/between such types. For natural numbers and integers,
the entry contains various encodings, such as Elias-Gamma-Codes and
exponential Golomb Codes, which are efficient variable-length codes in
use by current compression formats. A use-case for this library is
measuring the persisted size of a complex data structure without
having to hand-craft a dedicated encoding for it, independent of
Isabelle's internal representation.

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