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Re: svn commit: r33398 - trunk/notes

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 16:19:33 -0400

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> wrote:
> Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 8:06 AM, <sussman_at_tigris.org> wrote:
>>> + XML is out : there's a huge performance penalty for producing and
>>> + consuming it, which is why companies like Facebook and Google have
>>> + released 'fast wire serialization' libraries like Thrift and
>>> + Protocol Buffers. Unfortunately, these libraries require entire
>>> + structures to be held in memory in order to serialize/deserialze
>>> + them, and this isn't an option when dealing with something
>>> + (potentially) infinitely large like an editor-drive.
>> Then perhaps we should look at improving Thrift parsing to be streamy.
>> I'd rather use a library than a custom serialization format - as you
>> said, one of the goals should be used to make it simpler to
>> understand. And, one of the ways to do that is to go "Learn Thrift"
>> rather than read our custom (de)serialization code. =)
> Is there a reason why you want to make Thrift parsing be streamy instead of
> protobufs?

Neither seems to particularly support C.

I notice Thrift compiles in Cygwin and requires things like Boost.
These all seem line "non-starters" to me.

Mark Phippard
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