[Cryptography] Is ASN.1 still the thing?

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Nov 14 20:56:53 EST 2017

Chu Ka-cheong <edwincheese at gmail.com> writes:

>Why bother if protobuf can handle it without boilerplate?
>message People
>  string name = 1;
>  string address = 2;
>You just need to new fields to the message with unique id. V2 will still be
>able to read message from V1 without manual conversion.

So it's a reinvention of DCE/RPC/MIDL/DCOM/whatever from twenty-plus years

Getting off-topic, I know, but the point I'm making is that you don't need to
invent yet another new encoding for this sort of thing, there are more than
enough already available.


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