[noise] Test vector format

Trevor Perrin trevp at trevp.net
Fri Apr 8 19:25:06 PDT 2016

I like it!  Couple Qs:

 - What are the semantics for "name", does it have to be unique?
 - "fail" will usually be "false", so it's mostly redundant and just
takes up space.  I didn't mind "payload": null or some other special
value to indicate failure.  Alternatively the "payload" line could be
replaced by the "fail": true line, for error cases?


On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Alex <alex at centromere.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Apr 2016 02:05:14 -0700
> Trevor Perrin <trevp at trevp.net> wrote:
>> Making it JSON so it's easy to consume with a JSON parser is
>> consistent with the idea of making consumption easy, as long as we're
>> just giving the consumer an extra option.  But requiring them to
>> handle nested parsing, and streaming JSON, and arbitrary-ordered
>> fields, and varying whitespace, just makes other parsing strategies
>> harder, without much gain.
> Ok, I concede on this point.
>> Don't really see the point.  Why not just generate the master copies
>> by filling in a template string, and not need JSON or extra scripts?
> I have written a vector generator that outputs minified JSON. I also
> wrote a small Python script to fill out a template which is very close
> to what you've described in your previous email. A truncated version of
> the results is attached to this email. The full set of results is
> ~900KB.
> What do you think?
> --
> Alex

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