This is a Perl 5 module which implements lossy text compression. Specifically, it implements the "lossy" part to transform any text to a form which is better compressible by standard entropy-based compression algorithms.
Several different lossy text filters are supplied.
Is this a joke?
No, it's serious. Well, ok, partially serious – I can't really see this being used "in production", but it does what it says on the wrapper. Every available filter preserves at least some of the readability and comprehensibility of the text.
But the text stays the same length!
This module only supplies the entropy reduction via lossy transformation of the text. This text is meant to be further processed by a lossless compression, e.g. gzip, 7zip or similar.
This distribution uses
ExtUtils::MakeMaker for building and installation.
Refer to the included
README for detailed installation procedures.
SUPPORT AND DOCUMENTATION
The main documentation for the module is the POD included in
Issues with development, including suggestions and pull requests, should be handled through github.
You can also look for information at:
RT, CPAN's request tracker (report bugs here) http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Text-Lossy
and the included
LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Ben Deutsch
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.
See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.