[REBOL] Re: Compression
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 17-Apr-2001 12:55
Terry Brownell wrote:
> That's like saying how many megs of data can Pi produce.
Exactly my point. So far it seems to be an awful lot.
I would say the real problem is that 3 bytes can only contain about 1.7
million different combinations, so at maximum, only that number of
documents could be compressed using a truly optimum technique. Such a
technique would leave a vast number of documents in the world, and times to
come, uncompressable or requiring more than 3 bytes.
Several, several years ago I had come up with an compression scheme that
could be redudantly compressed over and over, so that you could simply just
keep on compressing until the document reached a miniscule size. After
writing the program I discovered the only problem was that almost
everything I compressed ended up larger than it was before I "compressed"
it. However it did make an interesting encryption program. :^)