$ go get github.com/cespare/go-smaz
import "github.com/cespare/go-smaz" s := "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party." compressed := smaz.Compress(byte(s)) // type is byte decompressed, err := smaz.Decompress(compressed) // type is byte; string(decompressed) == s
Also see the API documentation.
go-smaz is not a direct port of the C version. It is not guaranteed that the output of
smaz.Compress will be
precisely the same as the C library. However, the output should be decompressible by the C library, and the
output of the C library should be decompressible by
Right now go-smaz is very slow -- a very hasty benchmark on my beefy quad-core desktop showed compression running at < 2MB/s and decompression at ~14MB/s. Initially I just hacked up a working implementation with no thought for performance; I'll profile it and make it a lot faster when I get a chance.