cvs commit: hints lzw_graphics.txt

Christophe Devine 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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