[rabbitmq-discuss] Routing key questions/suggestions

Christian Legnitto clegnitto at mozilla.com
Wed Dec 1 17:30:11 GMT 2010

Ok, thanks for the info guys. I had a long reply but I guess it didn't go through yesterday. I'll send it anyway just for posterity.


On Nov 30, 2010, at 1:53 PM, Matthew Sackman wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 06:06:19PM +0000, Matthew Sackman wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 09:43:49AM -0800, Christian Legnitto wrote:
>>> 1. Why use "." as the routing token separator?
>> Well, something has to be chosen, and whatever is chosen is going to be
>> inconvenient for someone. I don't know whether there was some reason to
>> choose . over anything else.
> Actually, I reckon any of 0x1C to 0x1F in C0 are designed for this.
> Probably 0x1F being the best idea, given:
> "Can be used as delimiters to mark fields of data structures. If used
> for hierarchical levels, US is the lowest level (dividing plain-text
> data items), while RS, GS, and FS are of increasing level to divide
> groups made up of items of the level beneath it."[0]
> Matthew
> [0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_separator

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