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.