[erlang-questions] fyi: Google protocol buffers

Joe Armstrong <>
Thu Jul 10 12:51:08 CEST 2008


On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 10:52 PM, Ben Hood <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 3:41 PM, ERLANG <> wrote:
>> But why not spend some time on more interesting idea : a C full (UBF A/B/C),
>> open implementation of UBF?
>> Universal Binary Format (UBF) is really worth a try:
>
> I looked at UBF a long time ago and I thought it was a very
> interesting idea. What I was wondering is why there seems to have been
> so little apparent interest in this (i.e. why hasn't it transitioned
> from the POC).

I started posting a reply to this - but it became a blog entry

see: http://armstrongonsoftware.blogspot.com/2008/07/ubf-and-vm-opcocde-design.html

/Joe Armstrong



>
> As I said earlier in the thread, I don't think that Google's idea is
> particularly new.
>
> The advantage I see in terms of integrating Erlang with other
> languages is that there seems to be a budding community of people
> writing implementations in other languages. I think this would be a
> good thing to piggyback off.
>
> Ben
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