[Cryptography] Is ASN.1 still the thing?

Howard Chu hyc at symas.com
Mon Nov 20 06:26:35 EST 2017

Nico Williams wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 01:04:03PM -0800, Ray Dillinger wrote:
>> Why, indeed, should anyone be using a serialized representation of
>> IEEE754 floats that doesn't roundtrip?  You can express them in hex with
>> a hex point if you like (some) human readability, but the serialization
>> is now exact and specifies an unambiguous meaning.

(Just to digress a bit - I've wished for hexadecimal in string-form integer 
serialization too, since it allows simple parsing into binary, independent of 
native word size. Serializing into decimal is ridiculous...)

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