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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?
>I was looking at X.209 which granted, isn't just the BNF for ASN.1,
> but the all the other semantic stuff. Since such standards are
> formal documents, I feel justified in my comparison.
X.209 (BER:1988) is 15 pages long. How did you arrive at 400+ pages?