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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-11-16 15:54:08

I'm really thinking of this as a possible side-effect, and of course whether
you'll see savings depends on your data set. The main advantage of an
encoding like this is that you can read/write numbers with 100% portable
conforming C++ code.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Powell" <Gary.Powell_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 3:46 PM
Subject: RE: [boost] Portable binary integers [was generic polyvalent I/O]

> > It /saves/ lots of space if most of your numbers are near 0, which is
> > common.
> >
> Most of my attempts at data packing generated more code than data savings.
> I've pretty much given up on this as an optimization.
> -gary-

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