On Thursday, 28 April 2016 at 06:03:46 UTC, Marco Leise wrote:

There exist some comparisons for the C++ implementations
(zlib's DEFLATE being a variation of lz77):

The high compression variant of lz4 basically like gzip with 9x faster decompression. That makes it well suited for use cases where you compress once, decompress often and I/O sequential reads are fast e.g. 200 MB/s or the program does other computations meanwhile and one doesn't want decompression to use a lot of CPU time.

Thanks for the 2. link you posted.
This made me aware of a few things I were not aware of before.

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