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Re: pre-test windows binaries

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: pre-test windows binaries
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:26:35 +0100
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Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <monnier <at> iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>> > I agree too that Windows should not be a special case.  However, I'll
>> > prefer uncompressed files on all platforms (except perhaps those that
>> > are too constrained.)
>> That's your prerogative.  But I think that compressing the files is the
>> better default.
> Seems to spare about 30% of disk space on my NTFS partition:
> lisp directory size: 71 827 784 bytes
> actual lisp directory size on disk: 77 844 480 bytes
> After uncompressing all .el.gz files :
> lisp directory size: 112 124 612 bytes
> actual lisp directory size on disk: 118 095 872 bytes
> So there is definitely some benefit in compressing them.

And none at all if you have use NTFS compression. Also, if you stop
talking about percentages, then we are talking about 30Mb, i.e. nothing
at all.

If reading them is transparent, why not? If it requires anything at all
from the user, why?


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