cvs commit: hints lzw_graphics.txt
devine at iie.cnam.fr
Thu May 8 19:35:29 PDT 2003
timothy at linuxfromscratch.org <timothy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Since the compression algorithm itself is a very good one
For the record, it is not: LZ77 associated with a hash table + Huffman,
as used in zip and gzip, provides much better compression ratios. Apart
from licensing problems, that's one of the main reasons compress (which
uses solely LZW) is now deprecated.
See: http://www.gzip.org/algorithm.txt for more info.
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