Re: [Cbor] hildjj/cbor-map-entries: Explicit Map datatype for CBOR, in array format

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Thu, 18 February 2021 14:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cbor] hildjj/cbor-map-entries: Explicit Map datatype for CBOR, in array format
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> On 2021-02-18, at 14:57, Kio Smallwood <kio@mothers-arms.co.uk> wrote:
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> Hi Dale,
> 
> I have made a similar proposal here: https://github.com/Sekenre/cbor-ordered-map-spec/blob/master/CBOR_Ordered_Map.md

… and here we see the danger of just “claiming” a number…

(272 is Non-UTF-8 CESU-8 string).

> I've tried to explain the rationale that it is adding a straightforward option for serializing a native data-type in Python 3 and other languages that support order-preserving key-value maps.

Yes.  And I agree with Dale that we should look a bit closer, but that is not a reason not to allocate a tag.

Grüße, Carsten