Input device design

Alan Cox alan at
Wed Aug 31 14:25:20 PDT 2005

On Mer, 2005-08-31 at 10:36 -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> That implies that a XML text format had better be compressed (XML
> compresses extremely well, but we should get some actual numbers).
> Don't presume binary protocols are more compact than text ones, btw:
> IIOP (the infamous CORBA wire protocol) has a minimum message size of >
> 100 bytes!!!

Equally compression can cost you vast amounts of resources and CPU cache
footprint while upping latency. Not having to do the work in the first
place is cheaper than compression.

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