I have read this wiki article but it seems not very clear to me. Why should we ever use fibonacci coding in data compression if even regular binary coding always gives better results? I mean, it seems that for any given number fibonacci codeword is actually longer than binary codeword. So what are the properties of fibonacci coding that make it useful?
P.S. Sorry if it's a dumb question.
UPD. I have an assumption that binary coding does not have a separator, so the code must be splited in some fixed-length blocks, while fibonacci coding does have a separator which makes it a variable-length coding. Please correct me if I'm wrong.