MEGACO Multi-Byte numeric quantity encoding
Lehecka, Gary R (SAIC)
LeheckGR at BP.COM
Wed Jul 21 14:52:22 EDT 1999
Many protocols use some form of "terse mnemonic" text encoding.
"Printable" symbols or tokens are chosen for their mnemonic value.
Depending on one's point of view,
These protocols can be viewed as binary encoded or text encoded.
Hopefully, a compromise can be arrived at.
Binary and Text encoding camps are arguing for their personal choice of
A tie breaker may be how we propose to encode multi-byte numeric quantities.
Big Endian, Little Endian, etc.
I would imagine that those proposing text encoding might be quicker to reach
than those proposing binary encoding.
Unless those proposing binary encoding are all willing to agree upon
External Data Representation (XDR) RFC's 1014, 1790, and 1832 by Sun
Danny Cohen, "On Holy Wars and a Plea for Peace", IEEE Computer, October
I have not read this, but it sounded appropriate!
LeheckGR at BP.Com
BP 250 - 3671
US ( 216 ) 586 - 3671
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