goprotobuf VS asn1

Compare goprotobuf vs asn1 and see what are their differences.


Go support for Google's protocol buffers (by golang)


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goprotobuf asn1
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8,447 47
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1.0 0.0
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Go Go
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Posts with mentions or reviews of goprotobuf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-12.
  • Passing large amounts of data between processes via a file?
    1 project | | 24 Mar 2022
    The classic answer is protobufs. You can serialize out to binary format.
  • 2022-01-11 gRPC benchmark results
    3 projects | | 12 Jan 2022
    Seems like go is pretty middle of the road. I can only guess as to why but it probably has to do with heavy usage of pointers and reflection which are much slower than other implementations. Gogo/protobuf (RIP) solved this performance with code generation, but the the official go protobuf implementation has essentially eschewed it. I do wonder how the benchmark would look using the new vitess proto library for Go (which has many of the benefits of gogo but with active development and an API built on top of the Google one)
  • A complete yet beginner friendly guide on how to secure Linux
    17 projects | | 4 Jun 2021
    go get
    17 projects | | 4 Jun 2021
  • A new ProtoBuf generator for Go
    7 projects | | 3 Jun 2021
    Maybe I'm missing something, but my read of [golang/protobuf#364]( was that the re-organization in protobuf-go v2 was allow for optimizations like gogoprotobuf to be developed without requiring a complete fork. I totally understand that the authors of gogoprotobuf do not have the time to re-architect their library to use these hooks, but best I can figure this generator does not use these hooks either. Instead it defines additional member functions, and wrappers that look for those specialized functions and fallback to the generic ones if not found.

    I am thinking about stuff like the [ProtoMethods]([email protected]/reflec...) API.

    I wonder why not? Did the authors of the vtprotobuf extension not want to bite off that much work? Is the new API not sufficient to do what they want (thus failing some of the goals expressed in golang/protobuf#364?

  • How to Auto Generate JavaScript code using GO
    2 projects | | 9 May 2021
    In this case try approach with line by line generation. Very much like what protoc-gen-go does for Go code:, need to implement this kind of generator yourself.
  • Writing a code generator in Go
    3 projects | | 26 Apr 2021
    Something like this:
  • The State of Go Plugins
    5 projects | | 18 Feb 2021
    The difference to the client-server solution is subtile when it comes to the details in implementation. protoc-gen-go and other plugins in the Protocol Buffers ecosystem use this approach.


Posts with mentions or reviews of asn1. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing goprotobuf and asn1 you can also consider the following projects:

cbor - CBOR codec (RFC 8949) with CBOR tags, Go struct tags (toarray, keyasint, omitempty), float64/32/16, big.Int, and fuzz tested billions of execs.

colfer - binary serialization format

gogoprotobuf - [Looking for new ownership] Protocol Buffers for Go with Gadgets

buf - A new way of working with Protocol Buffers.

jsoniter - A high-performance 100% compatible drop-in replacement of "encoding/json"

mapstructure - Go library for decoding generic map values into native Go structures and vice versa.

go-capnproto - Cap'n Proto library and parser for go. This is go-capnproto-1.0, and does not have rpc. See for 2.0 which has rpc and capabilities.

csvutil - csvutil provides fast and idiomatic mapping between CSV and Go (golang) values.

steam-for-linux - Issue tracking for the Steam for Linux beta client