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Re: going back to stone axes
note that when you did the data format you described, you did some assumptions:
- By choosing 32-bit number of seconds from 1/1 1970, you decided that
dates before 1970 or after 2135 were not interesting.
- By choosing a length-delimited string format, you chose to limit the length of strings.
I find that ASN.1 is sometimes useful to document these assumptions. It is also sometimes
useful to hide them - it's just a different set of constraints from C.