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Re: New HTTP Protocol (was re: svn commit: r33365)

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 18:32:43 +0400

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman
<sussman_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 2:04 AM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> P.S. I did some reading on both protocol buffers and thrift -- and
> neither technology seems to work as a replacement for our XML trees.
> We need to make sure that our big trees (editor-drives) are never held
> entirely in memory at once, either when serializing or deserializing
> them. Both protobufs and thrift insist on holding the whole 'object'
> in memory at once. Urk. Maybe we can just share svnserve's
> parser/unparser for lisp-representations of trees. I'm sure it's
> still way faster than XML.
I'm +1 for using svnserver parser/unparser for http protocol v2:
- we already have protocol and implementation for
- svnserve protocol efficiently handles binary data
- svnserve protocol is easy and sufficient
- as Ben noted serialization should be easy adopted to serf_bucket_t
approach where request/response data parsed/unparsed on demand.

Ivan Zhakov
VisualSVN Team
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