DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.
For key and value handling, do I pass the key first or do I pass it second after reading the value. The latter is easier on implementer of the BaseDecoder however it complicates BaseDecoder itself. So I will choose the simpler path which is to send the key first.
Have BaseDecoder handle all of the syntax correctness stuff makes things far easier on the implementing ends.