ASN.1 enhancements: DER, open types, ...
Thu Dec 7 10:49:31 CET 2000
Since June 2000 I am a member of the OTP-team, and I am developing the
ASN.1 compiler together with Kenneth Lundin ...
Lon Willett wrote:
> More specifically, my wish-list includes:
> * Open types -- as far as I can tell, there isn't support for any
> open types in the compiler (tell me if I'm doing something wrong).
> There appears to be some code in place to deal with them, but it
> seems to be incomplete.
> Ideally, of course, I would like support for the full "Information
> object specification". I could get by just fine with
> TYPE-IDENTIFIER and INSTANCE OF, or with ANY [DEFINED BY].
> Support for ANY might be a good idea anyway, even if it isn't part
> of the standard any more. It provides a general escape mechanism
> to let the caller take over the encoding/decoding, which is useful
> in those cases where the compiler is, for whatever reason,
> inadequate. It also should be simple enought to implement (at
> least with BER, I'm not familiar with PER). I've often had to use
> it for this reason with other compilers.
At present we are working on an extension of the ASN.1 compiler to
manage Information Objects (ITU-T specification X.681). However do we
not have any plans to support ANY, since it no longer is a part of the
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