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Comment ASN.1 -- More Prior Art (Score 5, Interesting) 421

Seems to me that ASN.1 also would represent some fairly significant prior art.

Quotes from that web site:

  • Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) is a formal language for abstractly describing messages to be exchanged among an extensive range of applications....
  • ASN.1 was first standardized in 1984 by the CCITT (International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee, now called ITU-T, International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector) under the name "X.409 Recommendation".

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.