The eXtensible Binary Universal Protocol (XBUP) project is an attempt to design a general binary communication protocol and file format. It is based on the unlimited unary-binary encoding and strongly typed block tree structure. It will provide a catalog service and processing infrastructure.
cso is an easy to use C module that serializes objects into a simple binary format. It can be used to store data or to send it over a network. It supports either an object of type struct (CSO_DICT) or array (CSO_ARRAY) which contains elements of type integer of different sizes, double, binary, string, struct, or array.