node-msgpack is an addon for node.js that provides an
MessagePack library. The results of this
serialization are extremely space-efficient compared to JSON.
Building and installation
Installation is a manual process: use
make to build the add-on, then manually
copy it to wherever your node.js installation will look for it (or add the
build directory to your
% ls LICENSE Makefile README.md deps/ src/ tags test.js % make
The MessagePack library on which this depends is packaged with
and will be built as part of this process.
Note: MessagePack may fail to build if you do not have a modern version of
gcc in your
$PATH. On Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.5.x), you may have to use
gcc-4.2, which should come with your box but is not used by default.
% make CC=gcc-4.2 CXX=gcc-4.2