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I am not a tool vendor, and will leave the tool vendors to comment further, but
please recognise that in the climate of the 1980s, which may be where much of
the "my experience is" may be coming from, open-source was not an established
reality, and free software was generally only available as the result of masters
students' projects at universities, and frequently only provided for things
that could be implemented in the time-frame of such projects.
An open-source exercise to fully (and correctly!) implement a set of ASN.1 tools
would indeed be interesting to try to get off the ground.
Robin Berjon wrote:
> Alaric B Snell wrote:
>> Yeah... the shortage of ASN.1 tools sucks. There's some really lovely
>> tools you can pay for, but that situation locks out experimenters,
>> open source folks, etc.
>> Who's up for a project to build an open source ASN.1 toolkit?
> There seems to be quite a few half-baked Open Source tools for ASN.1
> that seem to have stopped at supporting BER and a subset of the abstract
> syntax that they deemed useful, but never its entirety. Do the ASN.1
> folks consider this a problem? It certainly has caused me to try and use
> it, and give up in the past for I didn't have time to fix the tools.
> What is the generally admitted reason for this? Spec complexity? Lack of
> interest? Something else?
Prof John Larmouth
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