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Date: 2008-03-22 (12:14)
From: David MENTRE <dmentre@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Long-term storage of values
Richard Jones <> writes:

> XDR is regarded as a rather "old" protocol and support
> is somewhat limited (basically, C, Java and OCaml).

And Python: We used it to talk using
SUN's RPC (ONC RPC) to a server written in OCaml.

> On the other hand it is well-understood and miles faster than
> anything else, since it's a simple marshalling format just like
> OCaml's Marshal.

And the on-the-wire storage is much more efficient compared to say, XML,
with no issues like decimal-asci <-> binary conversions.

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