[Rubygems-developers] The yaml file.

Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Thu Mar 3 12:45:45 EST 2005


On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Eric Hodel wrote:

> On 03 Mar 2005, at 04:20, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
>
>> Questions that arise are:
>> What actually is the compressed format used now, given that I can't
>> read it except with ruby?
>
> deflate:

Yes, but as defined where?  Presumably this is not unique to ruby, is it?
I'm aware of a number of compression systems (Huffman, run length,
Shannon-Fano, Ziv-Lempel(-Welch), Tunstall...) but have no
information about deflate.

         Hugh



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