[racket-dev] comment boxes

From: Guillaume Marceau (gmarceau at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jun 29 14:58:03 EDT 2010

gzip compression (from file/gzip) followed by mime encoding (from
net/base64) results in an average size reduction of 74%, on average,
across 600 assignment submissions that were saved in Racket's "binary"

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> Part of the need for this is the bug report system doesn't allow
> attachments, which I have sometimes sorely missed.  Of course, it isnt the
> only usecase.
> On Jun 29, 2010 1:05 PM, "Robby Findler" <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
> wrote:
> Some kind of compression could help, but at the moment the format is
> designed so that if someone were to copy and paste the contents of a
> file into an email window and send it to us, we could still use it
> (wierd linebreaks and all) and even if it gets truncated there is some
> hope of recovering some of the content of the file. There probably is
> a way to do better, but these properties have proven useful in the
> past.
> Robby
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Guillaume Marceau <gmarceau at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 26, 2...

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