Mon Aug 26 23:25:21 CDT 2013
On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Thomas Kluyver <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 26 August 2013 12:50, Cyrille Rossant <email@example.com>wrote:
>> (I think the
>> bottleneck is base64 serialization/deserialization, and there's also
>> the transfer through WebSocket).
> I think someone mentioned that the IPython messaging protocol does allow
> the possibility of sending JSON metadata followed by a chunk of binary
> data, which would avoid the base64 cost. I don't know much about it, but if
> I'm not making that up, others will be able to give you more details.
It is true, but it is only a part of the message spec used in Python-Python
messages (data-pub and apply).
At the dev meeting, we did discuss the possibility of switching to binary
websockets, which opens the door to this part of the message spec making it
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