Re: [Cryptography] encoding formats should not be committee'ized

2013-09-30 Thread Mark Atwood
 Why can't we just designate some big player to do it, and follow suit? Why
 argue in committee?

Well, there are Protobufs, and there is Thrift, and there is
MessagePack, and there is Avro...

http://www.igvita.com/2011/08/01/protocol-buffers-avro-thrift-messagepack/

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Re: [Cryptography] encoding formats should not be committee'ized

2013-10-01 Thread Mark Atwood
 Here's a crazy idea: instead of using one of these formats, use a
 human readable format that can be described by a formal grammar
 which is hopefully regular, context-free, or context-sensitive in a
 limited manner

YAML?



On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Tony Arcieri basc...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Mark Atwood m...@mark.atwood.name wrote:

 Well, there are Protobufs, and there is Thrift, and there is
 MessagePack, and there is Avro...


 Here's a crazy idea: instead of using one of these formats, use a human
 readable format that can be described by a formal grammar which is hopefully
 regular, context-free, or context-sensitive in a limited manner

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 Tony Arcieri
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Re: [Cryptography] encoding formats should not be committee'ized

2013-10-01 Thread Mark Atwood
YAML is a superset of JSON, is more human readable, and, unlike JSON,
has internal references.

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:14 PM, Tony Arcieri basc...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Mark Atwood m...@mark.atwood.name wrote:

 YAML?


 YAML is a bit insane ;) There's JSON, and also TOML:

 https://github.com/mojombo/toml

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