by Andrew G. Crowell (Overkill / Bananattack)
A simple lossless data compression library with very low memory footprint.
- Compress files of up to 64K. (Designed with embedded systems with 16-bit address space in mind.)
- Mixes simplistic compression algorithms that require very little intermediate state during decompression.
- The squish compression format is a stream containing 0 or more sequences of the following data:
- Each header is an 8-bit byte that contains a 6-bit length component and a 2-bit command component:
<header> = ((<command> & 3) << 6) | (<length> & 0x3F)
- The payload format is determined by the command in the header:
raw = 0- Sequence of uncompressed bytes of indicated length.
rle8 = 1- Single byte, to be unpacked length times.
rle16 = 2- Two-byte pattern, to be unpacked length times.
ref = 3- Reference to data earlier in the unpacked stream, a two-byte value specifying an offset in bytes from the beginning of the stream. The amount of bytes being referenced is of the indicated length.
- A header byte that has a length of zero is considered an end-of-file marker.
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