Subject: Re: Changes for proplib to reduce kernel bloat
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/28/2006 16:55:13
> There is absolutely no reason to use ASN.1 in anything.  It only adds
> complexity, without any benefits IMO.

I wouldn't go quite that far; I'd say, no reason to use ASN.1 in *new*
protocol design.  If you're writing SNMP code, for example, you have to
use much of BER, at least, simply to be compatible with other SNMP

Of course, in the context that started this off, that amounts to much
the same thing.

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