[Bitcoin-development] Proposed BIP 70 extension

Gavin Andresen gavinandresen at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 20:12:09 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Gmail <will.yager at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok, wanting structured data is a decent argument, but why this random
> arbitrary case in particular? There are hundreds of fields like this that
> people might want to use.

Protocol buffers are designed to be extensible, and there are hundreds of
field numbers available.

It would be silly to add a "generic stuff" field inside a container format
that ALREADY has all the mechanisms necessary for forwards and backwards

Gavin Andresen
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/attachments/20140624/ec32513e/attachment.html>

More information about the bitcoin-dev mailing list