in reply to Good IPC Message Protocols?

Does this make sense?

Not really. The only differences between the encoded version and the unencoded version are:

Is there a better way to do this?
  1. If you are looking to hide your stuff from the bad guys, use proper encryption.
  2. If you're looking for a reliable protocol, prefix your transmissions with a count value.

    This has many advantages. Being able to read a set number of bytes to get the count that tells you how many bytes to wait for on the next read can be a real boon to timelyness.

    Look at the n/a* pack template for one way to do that.

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