[zeromq-dev] BSON as high performance serialisation

Wolfgang Richter wolf at cs.cmu.edu
Sun Apr 1 00:55:58 CEST 2012

> I also think the topic should perhaps be taken off the list since libzmq
> does not impose message structure, BUT it's also important to keep tabs on
> this ( recommendations or real production feedback etc. ) somewhere on the
> wiki or docs for reference.

True, although every now and then questions crop up regarding how to
send datastructures via 0MQ across languages etc.

I think the documentation references ProtoBufs (FAQ does:
http://www.zeromq.org/area:faq), maybe we should add a list of
alternatives for people to look at (this is at least interesting to
some in the community)?

If 0MQ is trying its utmost to be performant in pushing messages, it
would be nice to be paired with a performant
serialization/deserialization solution.

YouTube reports that ProtoBufs is not so performant, which I guess
started this thread (and maybe many people pair ProtoBufs with


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