On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 05:05:18PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Merlin Moncure (mmonc...@gmail.com) wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 11:49 AM, Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> wrote:
> > > As I mentioned to Sehrope on IRC, at least for my 2c, if you want a
> > > compact JSON format to reduce the amount of traffic over the wire or to
> > > do things with on the client side, we should probably come up with a
> > > binary format, rather than just hack out the whitespace.  It's not like
> > > representing numbers using ASCII characters is terribly efficient
> > > either.
> > 
> > -1
> > 
> > This will benefit pretty much nobody unless you are writing a hand
> > crafted C application that consumes and processes the data directly.
> That's not accurate.  All that's needed is for the libraries which
> either wrap libpq or re-implement it to be updated to understand the
> format and then convert the data into whatever structure makes sense for
> the language (or library that the language includes for working with
> JSON data).
> One of the unfortunate realities with JSON is that there isn't a
> terribly good binary representation, afaik.  As I understand it, BSON
> doesn't support all the JSON structures that we do; if it did, I'd
> suggest we provide a way to convert our structure into BSON.

How about MessagePack?

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