[sword-devel] Some other fast search index options

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 20:37:26 +1000

darwin@ichristian.com wrote:
> ...
> I recall reading (perhaps here) that algorithms like zlib and bzip2 would
> be inappropriate to compress Bible (or other) texts for this type of
> application because they are designed to compress and decompress entire
> files.

A while ago i pointed out that the gzip and bzip2 _programs_ were stream
compressors.  Maybe that's what you were referring to?  Their associated
libraries use block compression.

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