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Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2022 19:33:50 -0500
From: Demi Marie Obenour <>
To: Theodore Ts'o <>
	Alejandro Colomar <>,
	Michael Kerrisk <>,,
Subject: Re: [patch] proc.5: tell how to parse /proc/*/stat

On Wed, Dec 28, 2022 at 05:14:42PM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> 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

Cap’n Proto is better than Protobufs :-)
Demi Marie Obenour (she/her/hers)
Invisible Things Lab

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