[ragel-users] ragel for binary protocol parsing?
thurston at complang.org
Sat Jun 18 17:07:30 PDT 2011
I use it to parse binary protocols (eg DNS, SSL). Usually the awkward
part is dealing with N items of things. You either need to use
conditionals, or some jumps and calls. It certainly wasn't designed for
that though. I had text-based parsing in mind. Initially I would advise
people to not use it for binary protocols, but since conditionals are
available I say it can be used for them.
On 11-06-18 08:05 AM, Ted Toth wrote:
> I started looking at ragel as a tool for building a KMIP
> parser. However I'm seeing differing opinions on whether ragel is a
> good tool for this job. So what's the consensus is it or isn't it? Or
> maybe it depends on the protocol like if it doesn't use bit fields?
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Dr. Adrian D. Thurston
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