[Cryptography] TLS2

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 18:41:53 EDT 2013

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:

> Granted that ASN.1 is incomprehensible and horrid, but, since there is an
> ASN.1 compiler that generates C code we should not need to comprehend it.

What about tools that want to comprehend it using something other than C

The theoretical argument against something like this is the resulting C
code is a "weird machine", i.e. ASN.1 cannot be understood by a pushdown
automaton or described by a context-free grammar.

See: http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~sergey/langsec/papers/langsec-tr.pdf

Tony Arcieri
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