[erlang-questions] binary typed schema-less protocol

Richard A. O'Keefe ok@REDACTED
Mon Jul 29 23:52:12 CEST 2013

On 29/07/2013, at 11:55 PM, Tony Rogvall wrote:

> I am also pretty pleased with cson :-)
> Looks very nice.
> A small question.
> How are strings encoded?
> a)  <utf8-octet-string-length>"<utf8-chars> 
> b)  <number-of-unicode-chars>"<integers>*
> c)  <number-of-unicode-chars>"<utf8-char>*
> d) Other?

Well, I was doing this in my Smalltalk system, where Strings
are mutable arrays of Unicode, and where byte streams support
a #nextUtf8 method.  So having read a <number of unicode
chars> and noticed the " the next step is

	str := String new: n.
	1 to: n do: [:i | str at: i put: stream nextUtf8].

So it's (c). 

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