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Re: lynx-dev DOS port of bzip2

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev DOS port of bzip2
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 08:38:49 +0000 (GMT)

> Leonid helped with the port. I found out from the djgpp
> newsgroup/mailing list (primarily from Eli Zaretski), that there are
> still some problems with the port, especially if you try to run it under
> Windows95, rather than plain DOS. I hope to get a revised package of the

I think people ought to be warned that there are native Win32 versions
of bzip2, and although I've only used them on NT4, I assume they work
on Win 95, but if you are running DOS because you don't have enough
memory to run anything else, bzip2 will perform extremely badly because
it has very poor locality of reference and very large virtual memoyr
needs and will thrash badly.

I think I might suggest making -s the default for a port aimed at DOS.

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