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Date: 2005-06-24 (18:25)
From: David MENTRE <dmentre@l...>
Subject: XDR and ASN.1 (was: Re: [Caml-list] How INRIA people envision OCaml's parallel future?)
Hello Eric,

Eric Stokes <> writes:

> 1. Gerd Stolpman has one of the best XDR RPC libraries written for  any
> language, it can certainly help improve the safety of a parallel
> program a lot by enforcing that data is exchanged in a type safe
> fashion, and it is also quite fast. It has a very nice rpc compiler
> which allows one to specify fairly painlessly the structure of
> messages. For your purposes, you could use unix domain sockets for
> transport, perhaps even using socketpair to avoid book keeping on the
> filesystem.

I'm already using Gerd's RPC code to manage communication between my
client and server. I second the praise of Gerd's code.

> 2. If you prefer ASN.1 and BER

Well, after doing some work on H.323 and related protocols, I try to
avoid ASN.1 by all means. Speak of an overbloated protocol description

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