[Rubygems-developers] The yaml file.

Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Thu Mar 3 14:52:50 EST 2005


On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Eric Hodel wrote:

>
> On 03 Mar 2005, at 09:45, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Eric Hodel wrote:
>> 
>>> On 03 Mar 2005, at 04:20, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
>>> 
>> 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.
>
> First hit on google, or:

Oh, I didn't try google because pkzip used to refer to inflating and
deflating circa 1988, so I expected to get LOADS of compression
progs claiming to be this...
>
> ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc1951.txt

OH, ok, the reasons for writing the spec probably run counter to
using Bzip2, maybe.

         Thank you,
         Hugh


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