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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?

Bancroft Scott