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Date: 2008-09-09 (06:43)
From: Jon Harrop <jonathandeanharrop@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] New Ocaml Plug-in for NetBeans
On Tuesday 09 September 2008 06:31:51 you wrote:
> Sure, I had the same thought, but gzip already exists, doesn't require
> approval from INRIA, and .gz is easily read in just about any language
> (including OCaml).  Once the .annot files are smaller than the source
> files I'm completely willing to generate them all the time.

I think you will find that GZip is orders of magnitude less efficient that the 
approach I suggested and too slow to be useful in this case.

For example, gzipping and unzipping the .annot files from the 4kLOC core of 
Smoke takes 0.5s. So GZip is too slow for interactive use even on this tiny 
code base.

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.