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From Bryan Duxbury <>
Subject Re: heterogeneous collections
Date Mon, 03 May 2010 17:28:07 GMT
On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Mayan Moudgill <> wrote:

> Apropos the discussion on scalar/string compression in the
> I'm curious: if a particular application would tend to compress better
> using a different algo than the one(s) provided, what happens?

There's not really any variety in the kinds of values that get "compressed"
in the sense that the Compact Protocol provides. Small positive and negative
numbers are stored efficiently, as are any of the inherently unsigned
length/count fields that go with string, binary, list, set, and map. String
values themselves remain completely untouched.

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