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RE: [xml-dev] Doing unto JSON what...

How are BSON and MessagePack different from http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/ ?


	Shlomi Fish

To answer that you need to look at the details.
One that stands out is that Protocol Buffers is not self describing,
You have to compile a "protocol definition" (aka schema aka header file)
The binary format does not include the structure , things like variable names.
BSON includes the variable names so needs no external schema.

Binary formats are as old as computers ... and they all differ.
So instead of learning an existing one or having to go through the pain of picking one,
I just write a new one for every project ... its so much easier !    ( 1/2 :)


David A. Lee

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