[erlang-questions] Chinese whisper problem

Attila Rajmund Nohl <>
Fri Nov 25 16:25:16 CET 2011


2011/11/25, Joe Armstrong <>:
[...]
> In a previous post I outlined how Erlang could talk to javascript but this
> method is not  simple
> and not compete - it would break done, for example if the integers were
> bignums.

As a consequence, the "over the network" format should specify the
types in details.

> What should we use for the internal form? JSON is untyped so will give us
> lots of problems.
> ASN.1 is great but badly supported in many PLs - xml? - but the schemas are
> horrible.
> Thrift? - Google protocol buffers ... some kind of self-describing binary
> format would seem
> appropriate - bert for example.

What about CORBA? Maybe an overkill, but the IDL specification is quite strict.



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