cross-platform compress & decompress
alex at mindlube.com
Mon Dec 1 18:33:56 EST 2003
On Dec 1, 2003, at 4:27 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> I don't think it's a bug as much as a very useful feature with
> consequences for binary data: in old versions of the engine, folks
> complained that data stored in user properties did not have the
> cross-platform conversion as text in fields enjoy. So several
> versions ago
> this was changed to allow the same for user props.
> The downside to the change is that for the minority of user props
> binary data this conversion will cause trouble, often making the data
> unusable (as is the case if the data is compressed).
When did that happen? I thought that custom properties are a place
where binary data was really safe in Rev.
In either case I misunderstood Mark's question. I thought he meant
compressing data X on two different platforms would yield 2 different
chunks of binary data.
> Maybe we need a flag to note whether a property is text or binary?
> it be a stack property?
Just as a transcript notation you mean? Sounds useful
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