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Re: encodings: do we need binary at all?
"marcus (m.d.) leech" <uunet!bnr.ca!mleech> wrote:
> I don't think that TLV is necessarily a bad thing, but certainly ASN.1
> is an elephantine mess. Consider that one of its EARLY (ca 1988)
> formal specifications is over 400 pages. Consider the BNF specification
> for ANSI C is 6 pages! The "standard reference text" for ANSI C is,
> including the BNF and index, 272 pages.
X.208 (ASN:1988) is 48 pages. How did you arrive at 400+ pages?