Speed ain't bad

Craig Ringer craig at postnewspapers.com.au
Fri Dec 31 11:45:26 CET 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 11:17, Jeremy Bowers wrote:

> I would point out a couple of other ideas, though you may be aware of
> them: Compressing all the files seperately, if they are small, may greatly
> reduce the final compression since similarities between the files can not
> be exploited.

True; however, it's my understanding that compressing individual files
also means that in the case of damage to the archive it is possible to
recover the files after the damaged file. This cannot be guaranteed when
the archive is compressed as a single stream.

Craig Ringer

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