Inside any standard implementation? None. And I doubt that is something that
would be added anytime soon (if ever). You could of corse create some private
branch combining elements of protobuf with your own more specific needs.
On 20 Oct 2011, at 12:32, Phillip Dann Ward <phillip.dann.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The background to my question is that, as an amateur programmer, I
> want an easy way to create Wireshark custom dissectors to capture and
> decode some legacy proprietary protocols and, at first glance,
> Protocol Buffers with protobuf-wireshark (http://code.google.com/p/
> protobuf-wireshark/) looked great.
> However, the legacy protocols that I'm interested in contain 'packed'
> binary data elements with arbitrary bit lengths (e.g. 5 bit integers,
> 1 bit booleans, etc) that are not (necessarily) byte-aligned and, as
> far as I can tell, Protocol Buffers only supports byte-aligned data
> Is this truly the case and, if so, what are the likely opportunities
> to extend Protocol Buffers to support arbitrarily sized data elements?
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