Short String Compression for Ruby.
RSmaz is a pure-Ruby port of the Smaz short string compression algorithm by Salvatore Sanfilippo and released as a C library at: github.com/antirez/smaz/tree/master
I've done some initial cleanup of a pure Ruby->C port, but this is not yet complete. It does pass the specs, however! Feel free to clean it up as it's a bit memory inefficient right now… :)
MiniTest (in the Ruby 1.9 stdlib or `gem install minitest` on Ruby 1.8)
gem install rsmaz
require 'rsmaz' r = RSmaz.compress("whatever") puts RSmaz.decompress(r)
Ruby 1.9 and encodings
RSmaz.compress always returns a string with the binary encoding. The input can be any encoding, it will internally force it to binary and compress byte-by-byte.
RSmaz.decompress also always returns a string with the binary encoding. You must manually force the encoding back to the right one because RSmaz does not store information about the original encoding.
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