google protocol buffers - sort of like pickle … rview.html

I have looked at this its kinda neat. The coders at facebook liked them so much they wrote their own clone. Its an interesting technology for storing stuff when XML is simply not efficient like networking, file storage, or dealing with people. (when is XML the answer?)

Maybe ill give it for a spin on 2aw networking or the framework talk going around.

thats interesting…hmmm seems like it cuts down data size and parsing time cool! would this be useful for updating say character positions in a mmorpg? i wonder…

I instead use Panda3D classes: Datagram and StreamWriter.

Yeah the PB’s are cool because thy provide uniform message format and ability to grow the format and having old code still work. You still need to figure out what kind of messages you would use.