[Cryptography] [FORGED] Re: Is ASN.1 still the thing?

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Nov 15 00:14:40 EST 2017

On 11/15/2017 1:37 PM, Nico Williams wrote:
> ASN.1 is alive and kicking.  You have the wrong attitude.  In our world
> code never dies.  It sticks around forever, being a pest to whoever must
> maintain it.  But by means let's add to that pile of code more code,
> more legacy.
> Yeah, you could say I resent this mess.  Been traumatized by it.  How
> many encoders/decoders have you had to wallow in, maintain, or author?

I have discovered more serializers than I can shake a stick at: 

I don't intend to invent yet another encoder/decoder.  I am looking for 
a standard that tells me what wheels should look like, and a library 
that is full of the wheels I need.

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