On Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 19:16:19 UTC, David Nadlinger
On Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 01:16:46 UTC, Jakob Jenkov wrote:
According to Thrift's own docs their binary encoding is not
compact. For compact encoding it seems they refer to Protobuf.
There seems to be a confusion of terminology here. Thrift has a
"Binary" protocol, which is not compact in the sense that it
consists of the data fields more or less blitted into a
message. There is also a "Compact" protocol, which is also a
binary format, but employs things like variable-length integers
to reduce size – similar to Protobuf.
Thanks for the clarification! I couldn't really make out from the
Thrift website if they had their own compact protocol, or
switched to Protobuf. But now you say that they do have their own
compact protocol. Now I know that.