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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there any interest in a library for actor programming?
From: Bjorn Reese (breese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-06-12 05:03:38

On 06/11/2013 11:31 PM, james wrote:

> I have found systems with soft data structures to be more easily
> enhanced than ones built from IDL, and have not had many problems from
> mismatched syntaxes. Rigid syntax (whether from IDL, or some XML form
> check) always seem to end up subverted with additional key/value data or
> (even worse) data embedded into 'structured comments'. There's a reason
> for that and it all goes back to schema evolution, and that's why
> systems like protobuf tend to sacrifice clean syntax for extensibility..

JSON (combined with REST) is probably a better example, because
protobuf is also built from an IDL (the .proto file) and knowledge
of the IDL is needed in order to correctly interpret some fields.

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