[TUHS] the sin of buffering [offshoot of excise process from a pipeline]

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Wed Jul 16 16:03:58 AEST 2014

Larry McVoy scripsit:

> We tried that but the problem is that you can't encode all the options you
> want in just a character.  Compression doesn't take options, the CRC/XOR
> layer wants to know how big you might think the file is (because we 
> support blocksizes from about 256B to 256K and we want to know the 
> file size to guess the block size).

It's a string: you can have as many characters as you want.

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