Edgar Pettijohn wrote:

> the first word is `99' which in binary would be 
> `10011001'. I was expecting to encounter `11000110'.

You were expecting the packet header to be written in the "new" format, but it 
is actually written in the "old" format (indicated by it beginning with "10" vs 
"11"). See RFC-4880 section 4.2.

Public key packets have a Tag ID of 6, and the "new" format isn't required 
unless the packet has a Tag ID greater than 15. 


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