Looking for a common point
Those days I am spending some of my time working on foundation parts for, revealing a possible surprise, a LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) implementation for Perl 6.
However, it is yet too early to talk about this one, so I will have some mystery blanket covering this topic for now, as we have another one – spacecrafts!
And a common point between spacecrafts and LDAP is: LDAP specification uses a notation called
ASN.1, which allows one to define an abstract type, using a specific textual syntax, and, with a help of
ASN.1 compilers, create a type definition for particular programming language and what’s more: encoder and decoder for values of this type, which can serialize your value into some data which, for example, can be send over network and parsed nicely on another computer.
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