[jdev] Zlib compression

Ulrich Staudinger us at activestocks.de
Thu Dec 1 11:26:48 CST 2005

I think that's a good question and a good idea.


Stephen Pendleton schrieb:

>Taking a look at an example zlib implementation's header file there a few
>items that control the behavior of the zlib compressor/decompressor:
>#define Z_NO_COMPRESSION         0
>#define Z_BEST_SPEED             1
>#define Z_BEST_COMPRESSION       9
>/* compression levels */
>#define Z_FILTERED            1
>#define Z_HUFFMAN_ONLY        2
>#define Z_DEFAULT_STRATEGY    0
>/* compression strategy; see deflateInit2() below for details */
>#define Z_BINARY   0
>#define Z_ASCII    1
>#define Z_UNKNOWN  2
>/* Possible values of the data_type field */
>#define Z_DEFLATED   8
>/* The deflate compression method (the only one supported in this version)
>As you can see, you can specify a compression level, a compression method,
>and a deflation method. Since the stream compression JEP doesn't specify the
>inclusion of feature negotiations, how are implementors handling this?
>Currently I use default values for the level and compression/decompression
>methods and it works fine. 
>I personally think we should do feature negotiation, but if we choose not to
>we should specify in the JEP what the supported values should be.

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