[Cryptography] Is ASN.1 still the thing?

Aram Perez aramperez at mac.com
Mon Nov 13 21:18:49 EST 2017

From: Ben Laurie
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 1:09 PM
To: jamesd at echeque.com
Cc: Cryptography Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Cryptography] Is ASN.1 still the thing?

On 13 November 2017 at 03:11, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:
>> Do JSON, Yaml, or protobuff allow representing data format in ways that give
>> a unique and well defined checksum, that will not be affected by endianess
>> or compiler options?
>JSON is a terrible interchange format, as I've been discovering to my
>cost with objecthash: https://github.com/benlaurie/objecthash - I
>should not have used JSON as the example.
>Most obvious problems: different capabilities in different languages,
>can't represent ints over 2^53, no way to transmit raw bytes natively.

FWIW, there’s BSON (http://bsonspec.org/)...


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