[erlang-questions] binary typed schema-less protocol

Bob Ippolito bob@REDACTED
Fri Jul 26 07:25:17 CEST 2013

BERT? msgpack?

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Motiejus Jakštys wrote:

> Dear erlangers,
> About a year(?) ago I was pointed to a binary protocol which can encode
> strings, numbers, lists (maybe some more data types like map), and
> cannot rember its name nor find a reference.
> I remember is it encodes a string by prefixing it with its length. Every
> data type has its number. The protocol is designed to be as simple as
> possible to implement with as small area as possible for implementation
> mistakes.
> I also remember protocol's web page was very clutter-free (black &
> white, with only basic HTML tags in use).
> It was pointed by some Erlang person in either IRC or erlang-questions
> as a good way to ad-hoc communicate with other, written-not-by-you
> components. I believe I found a use case for it.
> Does it ring a bell to anyone?
> Thanks!
> Motiejus
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