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Author Topic: Binary Protocol (4 messages, Page 1 of 1)

gamozo
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Posted: Apr 2, 2013 08:07 PM          Msg. 1 of 4
I really do not like working with text-based protocols, as they're clumsy, expensive to parse, and take longer to write parsers for.

I'm wondering if there could be a mode added where data will be sent in binary fixed-width structures rather than CSVs. It pains my love for optimization to know that you guys take in binary data, convert it to CSV, and I convert it right back the second I read it.

I know it's probably something that most people do not ask for, but I can't imagine it would take too long for you guys to implement it.

-Brandon
Edited by gamozo on Apr 2, 2013 at 08:20 PM

andrewm
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Posted: Aug 9, 2019 12:44 AM          Msg. 2 of 4
Yes a binary protocol would be better. I suspect that the Windows IQ Feed client probably gets fed binary data but then serves it as ASCII.

andrewm
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Posted: Aug 9, 2019 10:12 AM          Msg. 3 of 4
Actually a protobuf+gRPC API would be best. Then I don't have to build + maintain decoders for IQ's data protocols.

DTN_Stephen
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Posted: Aug 9, 2019 10:17 AM          Msg. 4 of 4
Please contact us at support@iqfeed.net with your Login details so that we can enter a Customer Request. Thank you.

Stephen Shockey
Senior Customer Support Representative and Product Support Specialist

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