I have been looking around the playground and here a bit and have not found any libraries for sending complex information over the serial port. An example would be sending a structure, float values or long text strings. I could write something....used to do something along these lines by separating the data with the pipe symbol. Probably the simplest example of what I am looking for would be sending an integer. One must convert it to a string, send the string one char at a time, some ending marker and then the receive side must piece it back together again like first char +=, second * 10 += and so on.
I am just being lazy! Seems like such a routine thing that SOMEBODY has to have done this before. Such is the power of open source