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Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2022 17:14:42 -0500
From: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To: Demi Marie Obenour <>
        Alejandro Colomar <>,
        Michael Kerrisk <>,,
Subject: Re: [patch] proc.5: tell how to parse /proc/*/stat

On Wed, Dec 28, 2022 at 01:02:35PM -0500, Demi Marie Obenour wrote:
> > I think the argument I'm trying to make is to be flexible in
> > implementation, allowing for future needs and wants--that is "future
> > proofing".
> Linux should not have an XML, JSON, or YAML serializer.  Linux already
> does way too much; let’s not add one more thing to the list.

There's always Protobufs[1]!  :-)  And all of these are better than
ASN.1, for which Google already has a limited parser (for x.509
certificates).   :-)   :-)   :-)

						- Ted

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