[sword-devel] search idea

sword-devel@crosswire.org sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 14 Jan 2000 04:36:53 GMT

webmedic writes:

> I can add that bzip2 compresses the sword modules very well but nothing works
> on the encrypted modules both tar.bz2 and tar.gz create packages that are
> somewhat larger than the originals.

It is a fact of life tht encrypted documents don't compress.  Encryption is
designed to remove any obvious patterns, therefore defeating compression. 
In cases where both compression and encryption are both needed, the
compression must be done first to be effective.

   Darwin Gregory

   Creation is more scientifically valid than evolution!