[Python-Dev] How about braindead Unicode "compression"?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 25 Sep 2000 09:57:36 +0200

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Tim]
> >> Previous objections to compression were, as far as I could
> >> tell, based on fear of elaborate schemes that rendered the code
> >> unreadable and the access code excruciating.  But if we can get
> >> more than a factor of 3 with little work and one new uniform
> >> indirection, do people still object?
> [M.-A. Lemburg]
> > Oh, there was no fear about making the code unreadable...
> > Christian and Fredrik were both working on smart schemes.
> > My only objection about these was missing documentation
> > and generation tools -- vast tables of completely random
> > looking byte data are unreadable ;-)
> OK, you weren't afraid of making the code unreadable, but you did object to
> making it unreadable.  Got it <wink>. 

Ah yes, the old coffee syndrom again (or maybe just the jet-lag
watching Olympia in the very early morning hours).

What I meant was that I consider checking in unreadable
binary goop *without* documentation and generation tools
not a good idea. Now that Fredrik checked in the generators
as well, everything is fine.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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