Being Textual

“When you feel the urge to design a complex binary file format, or a complex binary application protocol, it is generally wise to lie down until the feeling passes” -ESR

Amen. I’ve recently been fighting performance-driven webservicephobia. Here, quite a bit before web services became mainstream (or were so named), ESR was tackling these fears.

I posted this in April 2003 during week 1520.

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