My question, if I publish the "C" code here, how much faster does it have to be than other compressors in it's class to be worthwhile looking at?
The compressor is a simple byte oriented compressor/decompressor for a RAM DISK that is why I was looking at speed rather than compression ratio, but I also know multiple threads tend to clog up the caches and main memory interface so that is a major diminish in returns as you increase the number of threads.
Or am I just wasting my time talking about it here?
PS. If the idea of tacking meta data at the beginning of a compressed file already has been done could someone give me some pointers/URLs.