On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Oliver Jowett <oliver.jow...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Christopher Smith wrote:
> > There is also the other end of the spectrum, where I am at. With a
> > large Hadoop cluster and terabytes of data, the efficient storage and
> > zippy parsing of protobufs is a huge deal.
> >
> > In many ways, protobufs allow you do do what XML promised, but much
> > more efficiently. The other way to look at them is they are ASN.1
> > reduced to the simplest usefull feature set.
> Amusingly enough, we use protocol buffers to transport ASN.1-encoded
> data (SS7 TCAP messages). The protobuf API is far better than the API
> produced by the commercial ASN.1 compiler we use.

Yes, one of the nice things about simplicity is it makes it easier to do the
few things you do do well. Sometimes we developers tend to forget this. ;-)


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