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[REBOL] Re: Compression

From: ptretter:charter at: 17-Apr-2001 12:01

Wow that sounds like a big number. Actually though its more like 65 terabytes given some of REBOL's limitations with number size but feel thats acceptable. :) Can I hold you to that Nobel Peace prize? ;) Actually, economics and time play the most inportant part in the amount of compression needed. For example it would take very long time to uncompress 2 gig worth of data from 400 bytes. That may not be a the best means of data handling depending on the situation. However, I for example put an entire CD image on a website (compress to less than 400 bytes) then download it over a dialup line and uncompress it very easily with very little possibe risk of corruption due to the small footprint. I would be skeptical also of this and had doubts and many road blocks. However, it can and will be available soon. Thanks for the comments. Paul Tretter