Request for Comment: Creating a binary format output for rtl_power

Greg Troxel gdt at
Fri Dec 27 14:50:03 UTC 2019

Abhishek Goyal <abgoyal at> writes:

> Having dealt with custom binary formats for large amounts of data quite a
> bit, I tend to recommend against doing that if standard options can instead
> be used: there are a large number of pitfalls in going binary, both when
> writing the data, as well as when reading it back;

A message full of excellent points.   I failed to think of hdf5/protobuf
and all the rest of the great suggestions.   So I will second the notion
that a custom binary format is very likely not a good idea.

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