[Lightning-dev] type,len,value standard

ZmnSCPxj ZmnSCPxj at protonmail.com
Thu Nov 15 09:45:13 UTC 2018


Good morning Conner et al,

> > > 5.  `len` - one byte or two? I believe we tend to use two bytes for various
> > >     lengths.
> > >
> >
> > Maybe varint? One byte is not enough for all lengths, but two seems excessive
> > for uint8 or even uint32.
>
> Given that messages are currently only up to 65536 bytes total, is that not a bit much?

Sorry, I misunderstood.

This is varint, correct? http://learnmeabitcoin.com/glossary/varint

If so, I think this is good idea.
It seems we do not have varint currently in Lightning (at least the parts I am familiar with).
I suppose the t-l-v being in a different BOLT would let us make some section or part for describing `varint`.

Regards,
ZmnSCPxj


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