[NNTP] Compressed LIST (and other commands) answers
ade at lovett.com
Sat Nov 28 11:49:44 PST 2009
On Nov 28, 2009, at 01:56 , Julien ÉLIE wrote:
> Another drawback would be that one would for instance want compressed
> LIST ACTIVE and OVER results but not compressed ARTICLE, POST or IHAVE
> results because articles (binaries) are already compressed and it would
> mean to compress+encode already compressed+encoded articles... Whence
> a loss of performance and compression.
Honestly, I think this a solution looking for a problem. LIST ACTIVE is, at most, a couple of meg in size. It could _possibly_ be useful in pulling down very large OVER subsets, but I'd submit that the additional complexity and cpu usage on both server and client side to implement it is not worth the reduction in size of the datasets involved.
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