On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 06:29:14PM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Michael Niedermayer <mich...@niedermayer.cc
> > wrote:
> > If you decode this again you need the side data in the format of the
> > platform
> > the decoder runs on. This is very very basic logic. Something must convert
> > it
> Right, this concept is typically called a "serializer" and "deserializer".
> Adding them to the API is a good idea. But I don't understand why we'd want
> to store side-data as binary (platform-independent) data, that would ruin
> it accessibility from applications. Applications don't want to call hton or
> ntoh on each structure member they access, right?

yes, i fully agree

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