Ämne:SV: [dcdev] Re: New Encoding Scheme First
Från:John Bäckstrand <[email protected]>
Till:"'Direct Connect developers'" <[email protected]>
- for commands format i would prefer either
a) short fourcc header for every command with command type and
data length. Therefore no command separator and no
newline/space/or_whatever escaping is needed (I know, the
byte-order differences on various OSes but hey, sockets
implementation deals with the same problem and it's working
fine... htons, ntohl etc... what's faster? Swapping of two bytes
from the header or parsing the data for [end] separator? Not all
messages are sent in one piece...)
or b) let the command is zero-terminated string without length in
the header. But then we are back in searching for data-end.
I do not agree with you. Although binary protocols admittedly have advantages, it isn't that hard to implement quoting anyway, so why notsimplify debugging and monitoring by using a text-based protocol instead? When it comes to using CPU power, there are far greater problems in a DC implementation than protocol parsing. Like searching, for example.