[Bro-Dev] Draft API for new communication library

Clark, Gilbert gc355804 at ohio.edu
Thu Oct 17 18:30:28 PDT 2013

FWIW, nanopb is a lightweight (read: targeted at embedded devices) C library that is compatible with protobuf.


From: bro-dev-bounces at bro.org [bro-dev-bounces at bro.org] On Behalf Of Robin Sommer [robin at icir.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:03 PM
To: Siwek, Jonathan Luke
Cc: <bro-dev at bro.org>
Subject: Re: [Bro-Dev] Draft API for new communication library

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 21:54 +0000, you wrote:

> Would something like Cap'n Proto or Protocol Buffers help in
> defining/maintaining a serialization format?

I didn't know Cap’n Proto so far but I have been wondering about using
Protocol Buffers already as well. We'd have to add another dependency
but it would make this stuff quite a bit less cumbersome. Do you know
if their C version is well maintained? It looks rather old compared to
the standard protobuf distribution. Does Cap'n Proto have a C API?


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