Subject: Re: Alternative *ML syntaxes From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 19 Nov 2002 21:39:22 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Marco Antoniotti | Could you summarize what makes ASN.1 suitable for "flat file" | representations? (I.e. I'd like to know whether it makes sense to | invest time into it). ASN.1 defines a typed and structured data language, which is then encoded using encoding rules. Almost all encoding rules use type-length-data tuples, which means that you know exactly how many bytes to skip if you are not going to use a particular element of the data. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.