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Re: encoding: SPKI vs. SDSI
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>>>>> "Carl" == Carl Ellison <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Carl> S has the advantage of being readable and editable in your
Carl> favorite text editor (the PostScript lesson) while L can be
Carl> processed more easily by normal code.
I would propose a L' that is L with all binary integers (lengths,
types, etc..) expressed in \n%08x format. If 32 bits aren't enough for
the length of other byte sequences, then we probably have a problem.
Carl> OTOH, S is editable by a standard text editor. We could
Carl> consider adding counts to S, to provide the same LR(0)
Carl> benefit, but maintaining those counts in a text editor would
Carl> be a nightmare.
I like editable. I also like S-expressions, but I'm not overly attached
to them. I've written S-expression parsers that do not recurse implicitely
(using the system stack), but rather push their state into the dotted
pair that is being formed.
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