May 26, 2018

Binary serialisation format inspired by YAML, MessagePack and nvlists

Argdata is a binary serialisation format similar to FreeBSD’s nvlists. It differs from nvlists in that it uses data types that are more similar to YAML.

Argdata is used by CloudABI as a replacement for string command line arguments and environment variables. CloudABI processes can start new processes by passing them a YAML-like tree of arguments, having file descriptors of resources annotated to the tree.

This package provides a native port of the Argdata library, so that it can be used in native FreeBSD applications, but also to spawn CloudABI processes appropriately.

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