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Re: Space wasting

From: Alvin Thompson <al_at_thompsonlogic.com>
Date: 2004-03-08 19:34:52 CET

exactly!

Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) wrote:
> [referring to a single compressed file containing .svn directory]
>
>>>* it saves space, even over a 'perfect' file system
>>
>>And makes it slower, because it has to compress the stuff.
>
>
> Just to clear up a point:
>
> If the data is nice and compressible, and a fast compression algorithm is
> used, it's usually faster to read the (smaller) compressed data and
> decompress than it is to just read the (larger) raw data directly from disk.
> Disk access is much slower than CPU cycles.
>
> --- Eric
>
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