On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 12:38 PM, sheila miguez <she...@pobox.com> wrote:

> I wasn't expecting a good compression
> ratio for protobuf messages since they are decently packed already,
> but was happy to see that result.
>

Yep, Protobufs are a compact encoding, but compression can still work well
depending on your data set.  For example, if you load your message
with compressible strings or other repetitive data, the protobuf encoding
itself is not going to actually compress them, so adding zlib on top will
help.

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