[Cryptography] Is ASN.1 still the thing?

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Tue Nov 14 17:52:25 EST 2017

On 11/14/2017 4:44 AM, Howard Chu wrote:
> The subject of this message thread ought to be "why are people still 
> inventing serialization formats?" ASN.1 works well from network and CPU 
> efficiency perspective, *and* is reliable for security-oriented usage.

Everyone and his dog is serializing stuff from javascript to javascript, 
because websockets and node.js  Mongo aims to be the database and file 
system for massively parallel systems, and its native language is json 
documents even if you are talking to it in C++

While it is a standard that deserves to die in fire, it is becoming the 

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