S-PROTOBUF


Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Status
Getting S-PROTOBUF
Authors
Alternatives
Legal
Implementation Notes
Details
Incompatibilities
Bugs
Missing Features
Possible Improvements
Usage
Compiling Encoders
Using Encoders
Wire Format
Varints
Primitive Data Types
Field Encoding
Message Encoding

Introduction

Overview

This package, S-PROTOBUF, provides a Common Lisp implementation for the Protocol Buffers data encoding format, created by Google.

Status

S-PROTOBUF supports message packing and unpacking using all the specified data types, repeated fields, and nested messages. There is no support for Extensions or Services.

Getting S-PROTOBUF

git clone http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~ndantam3/git/s-protobuf.git

Authors

S-PROTOBUF was written by Neil T. Dantam ({first-initial,middle-initial,last-initial}@gatech.edu). Zach Beane provided some helpful suggestions to clean up parts of the code. The original Protocol Buffers design was developed internally at Google by a number of people. Current efforts seem to be led by Kenton Varda ({firstname}@google.com).

Alternatives

If S-PROTOBUF or Protocol Buffers in general doesn't meet your needs, here are some things that might

Legal

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